The Annual Mission Fair for the Sisters of St Peter Claver is being held on Saturday 22 February.
Here is some info about the Sisters and what this year’s fundraising will be used for.
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver came to Island Bay in 1952, to seek help for the missions in Africa and other continents. They are a unique congregation in that they don’t themselves work in the mission stations, but support and help the missions by prayer and sacrifice, plus fundraising. Each year they fundraise for a specific cause and in 2020 it is:
- To build three classrooms for children now at risk in South Sudan
- To finish a primary school for orphans and marginalised children in Nigeria
- To construct a house for a poor widow in Tanzania and provide a wheelchair for her handicapped daughter.
All money raised is given straight to the needy charities via diplomatic bag. There are no administrative costs.
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