Visitors from Niger, Nicaragua and Nigeria to Middlesbrough School

Three overseas visitors spent time in a Middlesbrough school to share more about the vital work they carry out in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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Moise, Kelechi and Winston spoke about their work for CAFOD

Moise Liboto Makuta, Kelechi Emeh and Winston Berrios spoke to pupils at St Peter’s Catholic College about their experiences in Niger, Nigeria and Nicaragua respectively.

The trio all work as Overseas Programme Officers for CAFOD.

Moise and Kelechi talked at length about the impact that climate change is having on the communities where they work and how these communities experience extreme weather conditions such as floods and droughts.

Winston spoke to the schoolchildren about the challenges in Nicaragua to local communities who are being dispossessed of their land by multi-national corporations.

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Step into the Gap Nicaragua – Bernadette: The joy of living is to serve

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Bernadette is one of CAFOD‘s Step into the Gap volunteers. She’s currently working as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy in Blackpool and is visiting CAFOD partners in Nicaragua.

Hola from Nicaragua. There is so much I want to share with you already and I think the easiest way is to give you an insight into the trip so far to give people a whole view of the experience. So here goes, when I said in my pre blog about looking forward to the opportunity to see the work that CAFOD is involved in I never realised how much I would experience so quickly.

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On our first full day in Managua, the capital city, we headed out as a group to meet the Central America CAFOD team based here in Managua. This was an opportunity to…

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Step into the Gap Nicaragua – ASOMUPRO: How can one person make a difference in the world?

Nick’s making a difference, read his blog below

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Chrisis one of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap volunteers working for the Youth Ministry Team in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle. He’s currently in Nicaragua to see CAFOD’s work and has sent back this blog:

“How can one person make a difference in the world?” It is a hard question to answer.

At the start of our trip Vicky, one of our kind accompaniers, explained to us how ASOMUPRO – the association of women producers who we spent the week with – starts making a difference with the women they work with. They do this by giving women the opportunity to start believing in themselves. ASOMUPRO says that in the Nicaraguan machista society, once women start saying “I can” that is half the battle won. And it is surprising how much the phrase “I can” came up throughout our week with ASOMUPRO.

Here is one of the…

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