On January 19th, Fracarita Belgium presented its new campaign (called “South Action”) for 2016. The campaign will raise money for the construction of additional classrooms in the Saint Peter’s School of the Brothers of Charity in Simalia, Ranchi, India. Additional classrooms will allow the school to start secondary education. At present, the school has only enough infrastructural capacity to offer primary education.
The school of the Brother of Charity, funded by the South Action of 2009, brought an end to the practice of child labour in the rural village of Simalia. In 2016, the Saint Peter’s School wishes to write history once more, by allowing teenagers to escape the vicious circle of extreme poverty by obtaining a diploma of secondary education. This diploma opens perspectives to decent jobs with fair salaries. More information on the campaign can be found on the website (in Dutch). Schools and services of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium will organize all kinds of activities to raise money for this campaign.
Campaign video (in Dutch):