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Training in Development, Haiti

Published on 29th November 2013.
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From the viewpoint of long term development and making a lasting difference, perhaps the most important work we have undertaken has been that of providing training courses on aspects of development.
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APPROFEM Project, Democratic Republic of Congo

Published on 29th November 2013.
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Two years ago, Misean Cara granted €97,720 in co-funding for the construction of a Centre dedicated to the education and training of socially and educationally disadvantaged adult women from Bandundu, DRC. APPROFEM, an association that promotes the rights of these women and equips them with the skills to play their full part in family and community life, had already been working for years with these women, but this important work lacked the necessary visibility that a permanent centre could give to it.
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Helping communities prevent and treat Malaria

Published on 29th November 2013.
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Tamatave, the region of Madagascar where most Oblate missions are located, is hot, humid and very wet — ideal breeding conditions for many diseases. Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are extremely dangerous and a major threat to life and health in the region, especially for people living in the bush. fishermen. Today, Fr Charlie Burrows is busy turning disaster into opportunity for the fishermen of Segara Anakan lagoon who have seen their lagoon fill up with mud and silt.
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Oblate Mission in Central Brazil 1962 - 2012

Published on 15th March 2013.
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On December 8th, the Oblate mission in Central Brazil celebrated its golden jubilee. Begun in 1962 by 4 young Oblates from Ireland, it was a hughly significant development in our province, an initiative that has been attracting widespread support from parish communities and individuals in Britain and Ireland for half a century.
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Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy Lash Haiti in 2012

Published on 15th February 2013.
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Two major hurricanes devastated parts of Haiti in 2012 — Hurricane Isaac in August, followed in November by Hurricane Sandy. Fr Jean François Printemps’ parish of Sibert was worst hit during the August storm. River banks gave way and flood waters surged through the poorest section of the parish forcing over a 1000 people, including Oblates, to take refuge in the two-storey Oblate school.
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