Scholarship and Vocation Training for Underprivileged Youth

Scholarship and Vocation Training for Underprivileged Youth

Scholarship and Vocation Training for Underprivileged Youth

Region:

Africa

Region:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John W. Waldrep, M.M.

In 2019, Fr. John provided scholarships for five students in a Culinary Arts Program, one in Agricultural Engineering, three in Carpentry School and one in Secondary School.  Tuition was paid for three medical school students.

In 2020, Fr. John hopes to expand the program.  A true measure of the success of the program is when the students succeed in their studies and enter the workforce.

Your gift will change their lives.

Ministry for People with Albinism

Ministry for People with Albinism

Ministry for People with Albinism

Region:

Africa

Region:

South Sudan

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John W. Waldrep, M.M.

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Mission Service:

Health and Social Welfare

The number of people with Albinism is very high in Tanzania–far more than in many other Sub-Saharan African country. People with Albinism are horribly persecuted in Tanzania. Their skin is thought to have magical properties, so they are killed, dismembered and their body parts used in magic potions. Or, they are killed because people think them cursed and bearers of bad luck. Either way, they’re in an incredibly precarious situation.

Your gift will help protect these people while providing food, medical care, assistance with rent, education, and necessities such as sunblock, umbrellas, sunglasses, and hats.

Food Assistance, Malakal

Food Assistance, Malakal

Food Assistance, Malakal

Region:

Africa

Region:

South Sudan

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Michael Bassano, M.M.

Fr. Bassano lives in a UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) camp near the devastated city of Malakal in northeastern South Sudan. Until early 2013 when it was destroyed in fighting between the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army) and the Nuer White Army, Malakal was South Sudan’s second largest city with a population of 150-200,000. Currently, about 30,000 IDPs (internally displaced persons) live in the UNHCR camp near Malakal where Fr. Bassano serves. Perhaps 10,000 people remain in the ruins of Malakal and the surrounding countryside.

During the last few years, Fr. Bassano has been able to offer food assistance to food-insecure people living in and around Malakal. He has done so with the assistance of the UNWFP (United Nations World Food Programme) who provide for the shipment of food, its distribution, and security during the distribution.

Today only 10,000 people remain in the ruins of Malakal and the surrounding countryside. There are about 2,000 people at the Wau Shillok Primary School, the Lul RRC compound, and Kokok World Vision compound who are in desperate need of food. Your gift will provide life sustaining food for these people.

Food Intervention

Food Intervention

Food Intervention

Region:

Africa

Region:

Kenya

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

In early 2019, the Kenyan government declared a national drought emergency.  Since then, the number of food insecure-people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million.  Over 250,000 children, and pregnant and nursing mothers are acutely malnourished.

Severe drought has dried up water resources in half of Kenya’s 47 counties and an estimated 3 million people lack access to clean water.  Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scarce resources, and eroded the ability of communities to cope.  Families are on the move, which poses protection risks for women and children who are becoming internally displaced persons.  More than 1.2 million children are in need of education assistance.  Kenya is experiencing multiple disease outbreaks including cholera and measles.  Approximately, 2.9 million people require lifesaving medical interventions and community-based primary health outreach.

With your support, Fr. Nadeau and local pastors will disburse food to the area people.

Catechist Training in Bukundi

Catechist Training in Bukundi

Catechist Training in Bukundi

Region:

Africa

Country:

Tanzania

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Edward R. Schoellmann, M.M.

The Bukundi parish has an outstation called Lukali, which has about 800 members. They have raised money for the building and have been able to do the basic structures.

They need more financial help in order to complete the building and its final touches to make the outstation suitable for holding the sacraments. Your help will make this parish a thriving one.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop