Suffer the Children

While Less Likely to Get the Virus, Children Are Not Immune to the Consequences of the Pandemic By: Kathleen M. Carroll This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. Children have not been the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But they risk being among its biggest victims. Women and children

Hard Lessons

For Students without Brick-and-Mortar Buildings or Internet Access, School Is Closed, but Learning Goes On The pandemic has forced school closures in 191 countries. More than 1.5 billion students face shuttered schools.  Disparities in distance education are particularly evident in low-income countries. According to UNESCO, nearly 90 percent of students in sub

House of Joy

House of Joy Ever since she was a little girl, Asia Howlett has dreamed of visiting every continent on earth. So when her good friend Anna Kleven invited her on a trip to Malawi, Asia jumped at the opportunity. The girls were on an adventure to visit Anna’s aunt and uncle, Comboni

Learning to Love Learning

This story first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine Winter 2018/19 This Comboni school in Chama, Zambia, is breathing new life into its community By: Fr. Jesto Bwalya, mccj At the end of a worn-down dirt road near the border with Malawi lies Chama, a small town in Zambia. Like much of Africa, Zambia’s

Building a Priceless Education

While some families in the United States worry about the cost of expensive private schools, parents in Uganda are laying bricks to make sure their kids have a school to attend. At Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Ocodri Parish, Uganda there are enough classrooms for students through fourth grade. Every year,

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