HELP US MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR AFRICAN CHILDREN IN NEED
Zambia’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Medardo Mazombwe, had a dream before his death in 2013: to build an agricultural training center where disadvantaged young people would be prepared for adulthood and learn the skills necessary for rural agricultural activities, thereby avoiding the many problems accompanying urban migration. For the past number of years the St. Peter Claver Society, with your help, has been working to make that dream come true. We are committed to helping build the Cardinal Mazombwe Life Skills and Agricultural Training Centre with two classrooms, a dormitory for boys and one for girls, and a teacher’s house, along with hiring instructors and developing hands-on training opportunities. SPCS has partnered with the Livingstone Diocese’s Development and Livelihoods Department, managed by CARITAS, which has experience in developing similar schools. With the support of a local committee in Makunka parish, construction has started on a 59-acre property donated by the parish.
Much of this ambitious project is being financed by funds reserved from our initial attempt to build the center in the Lusaka Diocese, but the escalating costs of construction have still left us short of the projected costs. All funds raised this year will be devoted to closing the gap.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.
DONATIONS MAY BE MAILED TO ST JOHN THE BELOVED CATHOLIC CHURCH,
6420 LINWAY TERRACE
McLean, VA 22101