Chaplains Without Borders is building a school in the Southern Sudan district of the Nuba Mountains. The children in this region have been greaty disadvantaged by war and have no school building. The war ended approximately five years ago, however there has been no government involvement in the region to re-develop the community resulting in extreme poverty.
Chaplains Wituot Borders is raising money to pay for a school building and teacher, and is aiming enroll 100 children in it’s first year.
Schools Without Borders: Indian School Appeal
As little as $5,000 will provide a building for 30 children and an English speaking teacher for a whole year to rural Indian communities; communities that would otherwise have no schooling at all.
Chaplains Without Borders works in partnership with Indian organisations to build such schools. We usually focus on rural areas, as they are places that tend to miss out on the services provided in larger cities.
We’ve already established schools in Vikasangar (near Deradoon) and Agra in Uttar Pradesh.
As a sponsor you will be able to visit the school, receive photographs and be able to write to the children you’re helping.
The School Fund: A Chaplains Without Borders Scholarship Program
A some time in life, everybody needs a helping hand.
The best way to help people is early in life, giving them a good education so that they will have the tools to look after others when they grow up. We are, as individuals, the sum of contributions we receive and make to others. Growing up in a supportive community makes for stronger and better communities.
Mindful of this, and supportive of religious education – whatever the denomination – Chaplains Without Borders has established a scholarship bursary for three kids around Australia. The children nominated are from families with single parents, have a number of siblings, and are at risk of going without a quality local education due to school fee pressures. The School Fund isn’t about sending children to elite schools and paying exorbitant fees. It’s about helping struggling families afford a good education for their kids so that they can have a brighter future.
If you’d like to participate in this outstanding national program, with a donation – or by nominating a recipient, please contact Fr James Grant.
Chaplains Without Borders provides Chaplaincy services into universities around Australia on request and is CCTI approved (Chaplains in Tertiary Institutions). Current clients include RMIT and in mid-2007 we’ll be starting at LaTrobe University.
Chaplains can be provided for:
• student counselling
• seminars on issues including inter-faith understanding, ethics or issues around palliative care
• Religious services (Christian, Islam and Judaism)