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The million-meal miracle

May 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals now feeds one million children daily, encouraging them to stay in school

Mary’s Meals announced on Wednesday that it is now feeding one million of the world’s poorest children every school day. The charity was founded by devout Catholic Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow in Argyll and now works in 12 countries across four continents, setting up school meal programmes that encourage children to attend school. In Malawi’s Machinga district—where the expansion of the charity’s school feeding programme has enabled it to surpass the million threshold—celebrations are under way at Chirimba Primary School, one of the latest schools to benefit from the generosity of Mary’s Meals’ supporters. Mary’s Meals’ founder and CEO, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, joined invited guests—including government education officials and village chiefs—to mark the occasion. “It is quite remarkable to think that a million children are now eating Mary’s Meals every school day in some of the world’s poorest countries,” he said. “The extraordinary ways in which this work has grown and developed have continually surprised me and... continue reading.

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Youth

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St Ambrose making a difference in Malawi

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Disabled children and their families in Malawi will soon have a new medical assessment...

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Be inspired to become more politically active

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After the general election AIDAN MICHAEL COOK, looking to the Holyrood ballot next year,...

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High school pupils prepare for Caritas Awards

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Standing in solidarity with persecuted Christians

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Bishop Keenan asks youth to rally on persecution

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Opinion

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You ‘cannae’ label ‘canny’ Scottish Catholics

May 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

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Move closer towards the light of God

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P1-MAY-22-2015

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  • Work starts on the refurbishment of St Peter’s Seminary.
  • The Feast of the Ascension at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • School children observe the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at Carfin Grotto.
  • Gerard Gough pays tribute to former Catholic teacher Frank McArdle who is headed to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
  • Declan McSweeney looks at the forces at play in the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage.

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