Your gift will bless children like Leticia, a 17-year-old student in Ghana, with a safe place to receive a Catholic education!
Ask any Catholic missionary, “What is the key to overcoming poverty?” and you’ll hear the same answer over and over: educate the children.
Unfortunately, this basic need is rarely met for children in countries like Ghana, where more than one-quarter of females over age 15 have not learned to read or write (CIA World Factbook).
That is why Cross Catholic Outreach is collaborating with Catholic dioceses around the world to build schools, fund teacher salaries, and provide desks, school supplies, books and so much more.
Join us in this mission to allow every child to succeed.
Students learn beneath a thatch-covered awning outside of a chapel. Your gift can help us build new, safe classrooms in countries like Ghana!
In countries like Ghana, some schools lack clean water or proper bathrooms for their students and teachers to use.
Leticia Faawono, pictured, is a bright student in the community of Tambaare. She expressed how these deficiencies make it difficult for young scholars to stay motivated.
“In my school, we don’t have anything — not even a building. We don’t have teachers’ quarters. We don’t have an office. We don’t have a toilet. We don’t have anything that will show it is a school.”
In Leticia’s village, students either learn outside beneath a feeble awning or sit inside the local chapel — a broken down building with a hole-ridden roof that always leaks when it rains. Leticia recognizes the value of education, and she dreams of becoming a teacher herself someday. But with so many challenges and distractions, students struggle to make it through each uncomfortable and chaotic school day.
Join us to improve access to Catholic education in countries like Ghana.
Last year, you helped thousands of poor children have better access to learning through 68 education-related projects in 22 countries. Together, we can bring the priceless gift of education to even more children in need.
Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!
Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.
Ghana faces a variety of challenges in its education system, which lead to other problems. Learn how you can help here.
Malawi’s education system is overextended, which leads to poor educational outcomes and a variety of other issues. Learn about the problems and solutions here.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.