Recently we’ve been visiting schools and parishes to share the news of CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign, which believes that every child can, and should be able to, achieve great things.
One in six people across the world live with no electricity and so we are calling on the World Bank’s UK representative, Melanie Robinson, to pledge investment into local, renewable energy that can transform lives.
St Anne’s Primary School, Audenshaw, have been showing their support for the Power to Be campaign with their very own schools visit from CAFOD volunteer, Briege Sivills.
The whole school had the opportunity to learn about CAFOD’s work around the world in an assembly, learning that worldwide one in ten people live in poverty.
The year sixes were then able to take part in a workshop, which taught the children about CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign and how some children across the world are sometimes unable to reach their true potential due to poverty and a lack of renewable energy.
The class then wrote their messages to Melanie Robinson, the UK representative at the World Bank, encouraging her to invest more money into providing safe, renewable energy to people across the world.
CAFOD volunteer, Briege Sivills, said: “The school were delightful and the children really engaged in learning about CAFOD’s work.
“I presented the assembly stood by one of the school’s display boards, which said the word ‘justice’, which is exactly what CAFOD is about.
“The children will be continuing to support the Power to Be campaign by signing action cards. Thank you to all the children and staff at St Anne’s!”
Miss Freeley, who co-ordinated the visit, added: “Mrs Sivills shared with us the harvest theme, ‘Brighten Up.’
“She then told us that when we raise money for CAFOD the money goes on training, safe spaces, education, small businesses, sharing skills and support.
“Thank you for coming in and sharing all about CAFOD with us!”