You never forget a god teacher, so why not help train one in the developing world throgh CAFOD as a gift which will last a lifetime?
Giving a special charity gift is a great way to celebrate a friend or loved one's birthday or anniversary, Christmas or Valentine’s Day – and show that you really care (in more ways that one) without giving unwanted clutter.
You can give a charity gift through CAFOD, a charity who work with and support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality. Through their ‘CAFOD World Gifts' program, you can give an ethical gift to a friend or loved one and help make the world a fairer, more equitable place at the same time.
You could give the gift of training to an aspiring teacher for £1000. Not only does this gift change the life of the teacher, but the skills he or she learns will enrich the wider community, giving many children a brighter future. The gift of teacher training ensures that primary and secondary schools are staffed adequately and that children gain all of the skills and knowledge necessary to progress in life.
Brother Agustin Ranchal, works as a teacher trainer for CAFOD in Malakal, Sudan. The task he faces is huge and vital: years of armed conflict has left whole generations of children uneducated, and caused a severe shortage of teachers in the country. Speaking about the situation he said: "There is an urgent need for teachers to learn English, because it is the medium that has to be used in schools."
Now that many families are returning to their homes, there are an increasingly large number of children able to go school. As yet there are still not enough teachers, but support from CAFOD has made the training of teachers possible.
Brother Agustin is currently training a group of young men in the diocese of Malakal. Once trained, they will ensure that many hundreds of Sudanese children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
And if the gift of teacher training isn't for you, the range of charity gifts on offer is wide. But whatever gift you choose, you can be sure that your charity gift is really making a practical difference to lives of poor people.