A Little Love Goes A Long Way
“Win the heart of a little child and you can mould the character of a woman whose influence will extend and be still ennobling the world when we have long been forgotten” – Mother Gonzaga Barry IBVM Australian Loreto Sister Elizabeth Donnan ibvm has been working in the remote and impoverished region of Lukulu in Zambia for the past 14 years. This part of the country is so difficult to access that it has very few government schools, let alone trained teachers, so the rural communities are left to fend for themselves as best they can. Sr Elizabeth helps local village communities improve their educational capacity by upgrading of facilities and providing desks and equipment. It is incredible that something as simple as a desk is a reason for children to want to go to school. The overall success of the Community School Project depends heavily on teachers having the basic resources in order to teach. MWIA funding has greatly assisted the project, not only by providing desks, but also stationery, sports equipment and text books for teachers, along with formal training for voluntary school teachers.