Our work overseas
The unique motto of Mission Together is children helping children.
Mission Together encourages children throughout the world to pray and share, and become missionaries themselves through this two-fold action.
Through their help, Mission Together is able to provide children around the world with nutrition, education, medication and shelter.
Mission Together does a great deal of humanitarian work but its purpose is more than humanitarian aid or development. It is missionary; supporting the spiritual as well as physical wellbeing of children. Through prayer and education it encourages children to collect money for pastoral, educational, medical and humanitarian projects in poor areas in 159 countries.
Mission Together paves the way for the Church where other agencies cannot or do not want to do go. It uses the Church's network, so it is effective as well as far reaching. Over the generations it has helped to build the family of God and it continues to do so.
Mission Together is universal, attending to the needs of all children without favouritism. This provides a healthy and necessary balance to the recent growth of one-to-one fundraising projects, which may sometimes neglect those children who have no 'special friends'.
The unique spiritual and pastoral gift of Mission Together for the whole Church has been recognised by successive popes since 1843.
- In 2011, Catholic primary school children in England and Wales sent nearly £60,000 to 20 projects across Malawi, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
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(allocation in US dollars - at 2011 conversion rate)
Thank you can never say it all!
- Mission Together worldwide collected just under £14million last year and helped more than 4 million children in 3000 children-related projects throughout the whole world.
- Through Mission Together, children worldwide collected over £16 million in 2009, which supported 3,054 projects throughout 5 Continents and helped make a real difference to the lives of millions of children.