Our Commitment to Global Justice
This section of our website aims to gather together and celebrate all the global development work that takes place through our school.
Our Lady's is committed to learning from the global community in a number of ways. One such way is through our commitment to global justice programmes. Through a number of initiatives, Our Lady's is following Pope Francis' call to become a Church of the Poor. Through supporting these different programmes, Our Lady's is living out the values and following the commandment of Christ to love our neighbour, be it in this country or further afield.
Partner Schools Worldwide
Since 2013 Our Lady Queen of Peace has been partnered with the village and school of Eguafo in Ghana. This partnership has enabled us to support the school by installing a water capture system October 2015 and internal infrastructure work on classrooms February 2017 as well as the donation of various resources for teaching technology and science. Our students have benefitted by their awareness of global issues in a developing world country on a curriculum level (Ghana being written into KS3 Geography scheme of work, and Science linking classroom activities between the two schools – solar power) as well as an extra-curricular level (fundraising and ‘in country’ project completion). Our next visit to Eguafo will take place in autumn 2020.
CAFOD is the official Oversees Development Agency for the Catholic Church of England and Wales, dedicated to educating young people about global injustice, responding to the challenges of global poverty and encouraging people to campaign against systems that keep people around the world poor.
CAFOD is one of our main charities because we work in solidarity with CAFOD in supporting our brothers and sisters around the globe in eliminating poverty and injustice.
If we are to to truly become a Church to the poor, then we must strive to ensure that our children know that we live in a global society and we must strive to bring the experiences of those less fortunate than ourselves, from other countries, into each and every classroom.
The Milenium Goals (MDGs)
At Our Lady's we are encouraging our school community to learn about the Milenium Development Goals. As global citizens, we have a responsibility to help realise these challenging but fundamentally important goals. Working to support these developments, as a school, we can contribute to the fight to end world poverty.