This year we have five schools participating in the CAFOD Young Leadership programme: – Christ the King College Isle of Wight, Farnborough Hill, St Joseph’s College Reading, Salesian College Farnborough and The Marist School Ascot. Because of coronavirus we have moved to online training rather than meeting face to face, but our Young Leaders have adapted and are motivated and keen to create a better world. Even in their own school, year groups can’t meet for whole school assemblies so new ways need to be found to raise awareness of the work of CAFOD and its partners. For example, Young Leaders at Farnborough Hill have used the weekly school newsletter to post short articles about CAFOD with a link to the website “This year the CAFOD young Leaders challenge you all to try and research local businesses and buy sustainable gifts this year for Christmas helping both people and the planet “
Young Leaders from Salesian College are preparing to lead assemblies on the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality and the Young Leaders at The Marist are planning a quiz to present at an assembly to engage students in CAFOD’s work. The Young Leaders at Christ the King are planning to focus on water and sanitation and have a design a poster competition.
We look forward to meeting our Young Leaders at the second online training day in January and hope to hear about how their plans are developing.