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Mary’s Meals, vacancy for carer, writing competition

The charity Mary’s Meals is encouraging people to create sponsored events to support its child feeding programmes.

Mary’s Meals serves more than two million children with a nutritious meal every school day in 20 of the world’s poorest countries, including Malawi, South Sudan and Haiti. The promise of a good meal attracts children to the classroom, giving them the energy and opportunity to learn, and the chance of a brighter future.  

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Montana Home for the Elderly in Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds, is looking for a night carer who has the experience to work in a 16-bedded care home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays from 9pm to 9am. If you are interested, please call Registered Care Home Manager Sr Thaya Moses on 01284 787321. Montana is run by religious sisters who work with lay staff of any denomination or none.

The Columban Missionary Society is inviting young people to enter a writing competition on the theme of: ‘Anyone can make a difference: 21stCentury Changemakers’. 

Young people 13-18 years are asked to consider: Who in the world today is doing something about inequality, injustice, exclusion and environmental degradation? What can they teach us? How can we draw on our own faith and personal experience to be changemakers?

There is also a section of the competition for images, and the entry deadline is 11 February. Cash prizes will be offered.

The theme is based on a quote from young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg who has said: “No one is too small to make a difference.” She and many others internationally stand out for their mission to create a more just and sustainable world.

“After working for 27 years in Peru, I’ve seen the devastating results of human misery and environmental collapse,” said Fr John Boles, the Columban Director for Britain, “and coming home and visiting schools I’ve been amazed at how our youngsters are aware of this and beginning to make a stand.”

This is the fifth annual competition for young people, with past themes looking at Migrants, Climate Change, Throwaway culture, and Racism. Last year, the competition attracted almost 300 entries from nearly 100 schools across Britain and Ireland.

For more information and entry details see:

Image from Mary’s Meals