Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Education

WE EDUCATED THE POOR AND EMPOWERED THEM

By supporting Catholic education, we are empowering a God-honoring generation and equipping them to escape the cycle of poverty that has plagued their families for generations. These educated children and young adults can provide for themselves with dignity. The process begins with reading, writing and arithmetic — basic academic skills. Many poor children would never obtain an education without outside help, so we remain committed to promoting and funding Catholic education on their behalf.

In 2016, Cross Catholic Outreach supported scores of education projects in 15 countries. Among them was an outreach of Father Glenn Meaux’s Kobonal Haiti Mission, providing Catholic education, meals and scholarships for primary and secondary students. Also, in Kenya, we funded the construction of the two-classroom kindergarten in the remote region of Lodwar.

2016 EDUCATION FACTS

   5,717 Scholarships given to children

   1,052 College-level scholarships awarded

   240 Teachers’ salaries paid

   9 Vocational school scholarship programs implemented

   4 Schools constructed

   19 K-12 schools supported

   Goods shipped to 4 partners in 4 countries

Impact Report
Lodwar Kindergarden

LODWAR KINDERGARTEN – PROJECT 1385 – KENYA

In 2016, we helped the Society of African Missions (SMA) build a kindergarten for the children in the remote region of Lodwar. For years, the seminomadic Turkana people have not had easy access to education for their children. Since the closest school is too far to reach on foot, children have forgone education altogether. But now, the village of Lochor Aikeny has a two-classroom schoolhouse that will educate 50 children ages 3-5. Children are also learning the foundations of the Catholic faith through catechism classes.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

CCO Background Stats 2016