What is CAFOD

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A slideshow for children to explain the work of CAFOD. Part of the Picture my World children's website.

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  • Jacquie Stuyt with starving baby. The launch of a hospital for sick children, by the League of Catholic Women, marking the beggining of CAFOD.
  • Anthony Meehan from Stroud, with his children Patrick, 11yrs, and Eleanor, 8yrs. "We want to show solidarity with the climate change movement. It's important for the children. They wanted to come. A message to Copenhagen:The talking has to stop. The clock is ticking. If you can't do it for yourself, do it for the next generation."
  • What is CAFOD

    1. 1. www.cafod.org.uk Find out about
    2. 2. CAFOD began when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women organised a Family Fast Day on Friday 11th March 1960. They raised money to help a mother and baby health care scheme in the Caribbean Island of Dominica.
    3. 3. atholic gency or verseas evelopment The letters in CAFOD stand for…
    4. 4. CAFOD works for all people - whether they are black or white, Christian or Muslim, women or men, young or old. This is because we believe that we are made in God’s image, and God made all people equal.
    5. 5. Now nearly fifty years old, CAFOD is still helping those in need by supporting development and emergency projects all around the world. It can do this because people in England and Wales give their time and money generously.
    6. 6. CAFOD campaigns to make the world a fairer place. We want to get rid of world poverty by working together with people in need.
    7. 7. We help people to learn about other people, countries and cultures.
    8. 8. Sometimes our job is to work quickly in an emergency. An emergency can be a natural disaster like droughts, floods and earthquakes. Or it can be because of ‘conflict’ or fighting.
    9. 9. CAFOD supports people over a long time by providing better shelter, water, health care and education. It also supports people by teaching them new skills.
    10. 10. CAFOD supporters raise money in England and Wales. We believe YOU can make a difference!
    11. 11. CAFOD works all over the world. England & Wales Latin America Africa Asia The Middle East

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