Education Impact

WE EDUCATED THE POOR AND
EMPOWERED THEM

Education can set the next generation free from poverty, but tragically, many poor young people are cut off from opportunities to learn. By supporting Catholic schools and scholarship programs, we work with compassionate Catholics to unlock important doors for bright boys and girls who might never have a chance to attend school otherwise. The programs we fund work to strengthen students both mentally and spiritually — a powerful combination that instills them with wisdom and equips them to build a brighter future within their communities.

In 2018, Cross Catholic Outreach used cash donations from generous donors to fund 53 education projects in 16 countries. Among them was Tlahuac Boarding Home for Girls in Mexico, where we supported teachers’ salaries for the ministry’s on-site Catholic school. We also funded scholarships for students of Don Bosco Technical School in the Philippines.

2018 Education Facts
cash grants
provided to:
(does not include school projects
categorized as food)
53
projects
in
16
countries
K-12 schools
supported:
14
Scholarships
awarded to children:
3,219
College Level
Scholarships awarded:
309
Vocational and technical
schools supported:
2
Teachers’ salaries
provided:
199
Education centers
constructed:
4

Highlighted Education project

Don Bosco Technical School Scholarships

Philippines - Project 0148

In 2018, Cross Catholic Outreach provided $36,000 to support 65 students attending Don Bosco Technical School through the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in the Philippines. This scholarship program provides practical education to the children and grandchildren of patients with Hansen’s disease, better known as leprosy.

Fast Facts

Scholarships

Cross Catholic Outreach supported scholarships for 65 students.

Tuition & Boarding

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided students with tuition, school supplies, and room and board, and assisted them with other fees.

OJT

Students receive on-the-job training with local companies to gain “real world” experience.

spiritual formation

Students participate in weekly value formation sessions, weekly Mass, Eucharistic adoration and praying of the Rosary.

Service

Once a month, students go home to spend time with their families and volunteer at the leper hospital.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided $36,000 to this project in 2018.
*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2018. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2018; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.