Education Impact

Your Gifts Provided Catholic Education to the Next Generation

Education is essential to breaking out of the cycle of poverty. It sharpens problem solving abilities, builds job skills and stimulates lifelong learning. The economic benefits are staggering—with a global average of a 9% increase in hourly wages for each year of additional education. Unfortunately, 39% of the poor in our world have had no formal education. In developing countries, poor children often go without education because their parents can’t afford tuition or provide children with the necessary uniforms. That’s why Cross Catholic Outreach is committed to empowering Catholic education initiatives, allowing every child to succeed. In 2020, your support funded 68 education projects in 22 countries. Cross Catholic Outreach sponsored projects including school construction, primary, secondary and university scholarships, teachers’ salaries, feeding programs, boarding houses and much more.

In Guatemala, your support empowered the Diocese of Santa Rosa to provide scholarships for 81 poor children and seven adults. Scholarships provided include the cost of tuition, school supplies, uniforms, transportation to and from school and daily breakfast for hungry children.

In Guatemala, your support empowered the Diocese of Santa Rosa to provide scholarships for 81 poor children and seven adults. Scholarships provided include the cost of tuition, school supplies, uniforms, transportation to and from school and daily breakfast for hungry children.

GRANTS PROVIDED TO 68 PROJECTS IN 22 COUNTRIES

68/22

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO CHILDREN

3,587

TEACHERS’ SALARIES PROVIDED:

173

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO ADULTS

460

HIGHLIGHTED EDUCATION PROJECT

Kobonal Education

One of the most important ministries at Father Glenn Meaux’s Kobonal Haiti Mission is the primary school and scholarship program. Fr. Meaux established Kobonal School when he arrived in Haiti over three decades ago. Since then, the school has been changing the futures of poor children by training the region’s next generation of Catholic leaders. The primary school serves children in kindergarten through sixth grade, giving students a Catholic education and daily nutritious meals. The Mission’s scholarship program provides funding for students to go to secondary school and even obtain college degrees. In 2020, your support provided 1,297 primary school scholarships and sponsored secondary school scholarships for 475 teenagers and young adults. By supporting Kobonal education, you made a significant investment in the future!

FAST FACTS

Teacher Support

Cross Catholic Outreach supporters provided the funds for 47 teachers’ salaries and ten school support staff.

Nutrition

Children enrolled in Kobonal School receive daily breakfast and a hot lunch each day.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $192,400 to this project in 2020.

Spiritual
Growth

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $192,400 to this project in 2020.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.