Money for missions

August 30, 2011 in General, News

rumbek_01Money for missions goes out constantly from Ireland to Africa, and is monitored scrupulously by, among others, the Jesuit Mission Office. A recent grant of €88,000 will help a new Agricultural Training College in South Sudan to meet all its needs for sanitation and water, and provide water for the local community. This new college in Rumbek ranks with Loyola secondary school in Wau, and a spirituality centre in Juba, as the three major targets of fund-raising for East Africa. Minor projects aim at improving the Human Relations aspects of all the JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) projects in the five countries of East Africa; upgrading the Financial Capabilities of their local and country offices; and supporting the Advocacy Thrust of JRS. The Mission Office has channelled €582,000 to Africa this year and aims to account for every cent.