(Bolivia) Ministry to Newly Release Prisoners

(Bolivia) Ministry to Newly Released Prisoners

In conjunction with our work in prison ministry, Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Joseph Loney, and Father Juan Zuniga, M.M., coordinated (and funded) a ten-day workshop on “Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Foundations for Restorative Justice” as presented by Sr. Nelly Boonen, SSPS, Ph.D. and Sr. Martina Gonzalez, SSPS, Ph.D. both missionaries in Brazil.
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Training for Trauma Healing Specialists

(Brazil) Trauma Healing Ministry

Father Dennis Moorman works in partnership with other specialized NGOs to train therapists throughout Brazil to help them become more proficient in dealing with the detrimental effects of trauma in people’s lives. Your kind support will help spread this healing love of Jesus around the world.
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(Peru) AIDS Shelter for Women and Children

This is one of two AIDS shelters in Peru for women and children. Located in Lima, Hogar de Vida houses four women and 12 children. It is also a drop-in center for HIV patients -- 14 woman and 32 children. In addition to serving three meals a day, Hogar provides occupational therapy and assistance to people navigating the complex public health system. Most of the program cost is for food, so your gift will give an AIDS patient a hot meal and a reason to go on.
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(Peru) Massage Therapy Training for the Blind

Father Kyungsu Son, M.M., is coordinating workshops to train blind people in massage therapy techniques, Shiatsu and reflexology. With this 12-month training, young blind adults are able to become productive members within society while providing income for their families. Your gift will enable blind students to learn from licensed blind professors the application of theoretical and practical concepts of body therapies, the anatomy of human bone structure and muscle systems, and the functional physiology of the organs and joints.
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(Bangladesh) Trade School for Women

(Bangladesh) Trade School for Women

You can help empower poor women learn how to sew professionally so they can help support themselves and their families.
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(Cambodia) Anlong Kngan Impoverished Programs

(Cambodia) Anlong Kngan Impoverished Programs

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Thanks to Father Robert Wynne, M.M., and others, Maryknoll continues to service the impoverished folks living in shanties outside Phnom Penh in Anlong Kngan by looking after their health and the education of their children. We also seek out the abandoned elderly, providing a couple of hot meals a week and, when possible, attend to their medical needs.
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(Cambodia) Deaf Development Program

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Fr. Charles Dittmeier, M.M. heads the only agency in Cambodia for deaf adults, providing basic education, job training, sign-language development and interpretation, deaf-community development, and social services. Father's objective is to educate and train deaf individuals who can then form a community which advocates for itself and can be integrated into hearing society. Your gift will make this dream a reality.
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(Cambodia) Deaf Hostel Project

(Cambodia) Deaf Hostel Project

Educating the deaf in Cambodia continues to make a difference to more than 51,000 deaf people and one half million who are hard-of-hearing. You can help Fr. Charles Dittmeier, M.M., MMAF, provide hostels to house and feed students and provide education, job training, interpreting, sign language, deaf community development and social services.
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(Cambodia) Horizons Vocational Training Institute

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

This project responds to the cross-border trafficking of girls and women and provides trafficking survivors and at-risk girls with primary education and then 9th grade education (all within a 9-month period) so they can pass the government equivalency exam. They are provided hotel and tourism training for 2 years where they can each choose to study one of the following specialties: Reception/Front Office; Waitress, Cashier and Catering; Cookís Assistant and buffet setup or Housekeeping and hotel Laundry. Their training includes job placement in an international or boutique hotel in Phnom Penh where the graduates receive high salaries and benefits and so can help support themselves and their families in dignity.
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(Japan) Social Welfare and Migrant Apostolate

(Japan) Social Welfare and Migrant Apostolate

Efforts continue in Japan to identify additional ways in which we can support the Maryknoll Migrant Ministry Programs. An annual meeting will take place at Karasaki where a Maryknoll trainee will report on a program she attended in Vietnam while another trainee will report on the meeting in Tokyo. Reports are about the current issues they face and what approaches they can take in dealing with these issues.
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