Congratulations to all our Young Leaders who have now completed our Young Leadership programme this year. Year 12 students from across the diocese travelled to CAFOD Head Office in London for their last session, to find out about our Share the Journey campaign and take part in a Share the Journey walk, and celebrate everything they’ve achieved. Thank you so much to all the students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon School in Reading, St Joseph’s College in Reading, Farnborough Hill, St Anne’s in Southampton, Salesians College in Farnborough and Christ the King College on the Isle of Wight.
During the last six months, 50 sixth formers from our diocese have learnt about CAFOD’s vision, mission and values, explored different issues of social justice and received leadership training in communication skills, planning and project management.
In between the training sessions they’ve been putting their knowledge and skills into practice by organising fundraising activities, taking campaigning actions, delivering assemblies and encouraging others to learn more about CAFOD’s work. They have organised a variety of fundraising events including:- soup & roll lunches, decorating biscuits, Easter egg sales, colourful nail painting, stalls at fairs bake off competitions and a 24 hour give it up challenge.
The leaders have collectively reached out to over 8000 people through their volunteering since the programme began. Thank you all so much!
It was a great day of celebration of all that the young leaders have achieved and all the time, energy and effort they’ve given to support CAFOD’s work.
Thank you so much to all the young people who’ve journeyed with us this year and our special thanks to all their teachers and staff who have supported them. We really appreciate all your help. Already looking forward to next year!