Our future leaders tell us what they thought of #GGC14

GGC14

On the 27th June over 70 young people from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath High School for the first all-Wales sixth form leadership conference organised by the CAFOD South Wales team. Following the conference we have heard the thoughts of some of the students who attended and we want to say a huge THANK YOU! The day could not have been such a success without the support and enthusiasm of the young people who came along as well as the teachers and school staff who accompanied them. Continue reading

CAFOD calls on Welsh Gov. to protect our environment for future generations

young people climate photo

CAFOD is calling on the Welsh Government to ensure the protection of our environment in order to achieve long-term sustainable development and maintain Wales for future generations. CAFOD, along with over 20 other Welsh organisations, is part of the Sustainable Development Alliance (SD Alliance). The SD Alliance has brought together organisations from across Wales which are focused on pushing the Welsh Government to make a real and sustainable long-term difference to Wales with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill.

The Future Generations bill, introduced on 7th July 2014 looks at how public bodies are organised and how they function in order to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales. Each public body has set well-being goals to be met which will be monitored by the Future Generations Commissioner. Continue reading

One of our newest education volunteers shares his experiences

PHOTO_Mike Coyle

Michael Coyle went on his first school visit on behalf of CAFOD to St Joseph’s School in Tredegar.

This was Michael’s first visit since completing his CAFOD training in April and he told us that he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He led an assembly in the school in front of 94 pupils aged 5-11 and spoke about global justice and the World Cup in Brazil. Continue reading

Caritas Social Action Network Roadshow

CSAN2

CAFOD South Wales joined the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) at their Cardiff roadshow focusing on poverty.

The Social Action Roadshow brought together Catholic charities, clergy, parishioners and other local projects to explore the social action projects already being undertaken throughout the Archdiocese and to look at new ways to build on Pope Francis’s call to be a ‘Church for the Poor’. Continue reading

Get Hands On to support Kitui

Hands On

Get Hands On and do something amazing!

The people of Kitui, Kenya have a plan to transform their lives and their community by restoring their life-bringing dam.

Donate to CAFOD and help support the community of Kitui to restore their water supply and tranform their arid fields into crop producing fields. It will be a big job and will involve building a network of smaller dams, miles of terracing and planting new trees. The community of Kitui need our support.

To donate or for more information please see http://www.cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Hands-On

EU Elections Hustings: What your candidates had to say on climate change

IMG_3730Highfields Church, Cathays, hosted EU elections hustings which was a chance for people from Cardiff to question their MEP candidates about their EU policies. We were particularly interested in what the candidates had to say about climate change because of our involvement in the recent launch of the Climate Coalition’s ‘For the Love of…’ campaign. Continue reading

7 year old Robert sells toys to raise over £100 for CAFOD!

Image_St Josephs_RobertRobert, from St Joseph’s Primary School in Penarth, raised a whopping £114 for CAFOD by selling his own toys and books online.

7 year old Robert was inspired to raise money after a CAFOD volunteer came to his primary school to tell the students about the work they do to help people in need overseas. As soon as he got home Robert went through his playroom and gathered up his toys and books. He decided to sell them through Facebook and give all the money to charity. Continue reading

Welsh teens meet Jenny Willott MP on trip to parliament

MP visit

Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, met sixth form students from St David’s College when they visited the Houses of Parliament as part of an event organised by CAFOD to encourage young people to engage with politics, campaigning and to develop their leadership skills. Continue reading