In recent weeks hundreds of you have contributed to our Mary’s Meals project to build a school kitchen in Malawi for the 1221 pupils who are enrolled at the Kholoni Primary School in Mchinii, and then for the 746 pupils at St Joseph’s Primary in Kasungu.
The £7000 required for the first school reached Mary’s Meals some weeks ago and the building was opened and serving meals yesterday.
We have a lot to do today but there is an excellent chance that the £7000 required for St Joseph’s will be raised and in Mary’s Meals account before 470 of us sit down in the Kerrydale Suite for the CQteN St Patrick’s Day dinner tonight.
Here’s what you’ve done. You have funded two facilities which between them will feed 1967 children, all of whom live below the UN measure of absolute poverty, in the 17th poorest country in the world.
Most days, for almost all children, this will be their main meal, it will often be their only meal. As a result, they will attend school in greater numbers, 30% greater, if they are an average Mary’s Meals, Malawi, school. They will gain a better education and have better opportunities in life. They will build stronger bodies, more able to resist infection. Child mortality will fall.
The spirit of Brother Walfrid, of Celtic, is alive within you. You can get involved here.
See you at the party!
Seville, The Celtic Movement, launches tonight.
“CNN reported that on the day before the game 3% of the earth’s flying population were all headed for Seville and were sporting a Celtic scarf – a statistic that no sector of industry could ignore and which would change the policy of many airlines as a result.”
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