As part of its 2021-2022 Sharing Project, beginning next September, the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood in Canada (Mond'Ami) announces that it will support some 500 children and adolescents in the care of the St. Joseph's Charity Institute in India.
Press release from Mond'Ami
The Institute, located in the south of the country in the diocese of Tuticorin, was founded in 1854 and its mission is to care for the most vulnerable people, whatever their stage of life.
"With the current pandemic in India, these children continue to face the harshest conditions in the world, not to mention those marginalized by the caste system,” said Ginette Côté, National Coordinator of Mond'Ami. “The Saint Joseph’s Charity Institute is a refuge for them, a place where the love and mercy of God are manifested through the provision of basic care to ensure a promising future for these children.”
For this campaign, Mond'Ami is appealing to the generosity of Canadians so that these children can benefit from the care offered by the Saint Joseph’s Charity Institute, whether in terms of food, basic care or education. Among the services set up by the Institute, there is a creche for abandoned children and charitable homes for girls and boys who are orphaned, neglected or living below the poverty level.
The educational component of the campaign is also an important aspect of the work of Mond'Ami, which works with school and catechetical networks in Canada to encourage young people to take an interest in the fate of their peers elsewhere in the world.
In 2020, the charity supported, among other things, a project helping children in refugee camps in Rwanda, which ends on June 30, 2021.
In French-speaking Canada, Mond'Ami is the name of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, which along with three others, is part of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Each year, Mond’Ami brings the Sharing Project to the attention of Canadian youth so that they can understand the reality of children living in the poorest countries, giving them the opportunity to provide spiritual and material support in a spirit of sharing and solidarity. Holy Childhood is present in more than 140 countries. To support the charity, please visit mondami.ca.