At its meeting on 4 and 5 February, the Committee for Charitable Interventions in favor of the Third World approved 69 new projects, for which € 14,804,199 will be allocated as follows: € 11,297,098 for 41 projects in Africa, € 2,369,646 for 18 projects in Latin America; € 921,444 for 8 projects in Asia; € 107,920 for 1 project in the Middle East; 108,091 € for 1 project in Eastern Europe.
Among the most significant interventions, five will be carried out in Africa: an Cameroon, The Handmaids of the Visitation offer single mothers of the Pygmy tribe a chance to train through sewing, embroidery, soap making and computer science workshops; in the Ethiopia, the Capuchin Friars Minor – through the Capuchin Foreign Missions Onlus – will build a school structure in Soddo to enable students to attend ninth to twelfth grades, essential for university enrollment; in the Comoros Islands, the Apostolic Vicariate will renovate and renovate the “Avenir” school of Moroni, which is currently visited by 825 indigenous students; in the Mozambique, in Maputo, the Mercedes Sisters of Charity will create a center to welcome young students coming from the provinces to complete their cycle of studies; in the Sudanthe Comboni Missionaries expand the Faculty of Nursing and Postgraduate Studies of the Comboni College of Science and Technology in Khartoum to create a new university center.
Of the 18 projects that see the light of day on the Latin American continent, this one is proposed in Bolivia of the “Onlus Women For Freedom”, which, by expanding the structure for the reception of victims of trafficking and strengthening interventions for the reintegration of girls into social and employment materials for the phenomenon of trafficking to combat exploitation. Gender of minors in the territories of El Alto and La Paz. In the Brazil, the diocese of Paranavai will purchase new radio equipment to guarantee better quality and thus reach a wider audience. In the Costa Ricathe Episcopal Conference will upgrade and expand the structure of the Catholic University of Costa Rica in San Carlos.
In the Asian continent: an Bangladesh, the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity Onlus will expand the premises of the hostel in the vicinity of the school of Saint Marcellin in the diocese of Sylhet, to guarantee hospitality and support for the particularly poor girls living in the Moulvibazar region. In the Indiain the Diocese of Ootacamund, the Salesian Missionary Sisters of Mary will equip the “Nirmala Nursing Home” in Udhagamandalam with hospital equipment.
In Eastern Europe, an GeorgiaSulkahan-Saba Orbeliani University will purchase equipment and facilities necessary for the operation of the bedroom for 90 students of the Catholic University of Tbilisi.