Maria in Zambia

An extract from Maria’s blog. For more please see here.

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Steph in the Philippines

Extracts from Steph’s blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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BOVA Animation Team

The first meeting of the BOVA Animation Team!
The 3rd of March was a big day in the life of BOVA – the first meeting of the BOVA Animation Team (BAT). Amongst other things, the following was agreed…
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Rachel’s water challenge

Rachel, who now works for CAFOD, was previously a BOVA volunteer in India and a volunteer at Savio House. She rationed her water use for a week in support of CAFOD’s “Thirst for change” campaign”.

Fr Joe’s Justice and Peace message

Dear Friends

This month’s Justice and Peace Newsletter is a little different. Fr Joe Merriman has sent the summer edition of the Africa Action Sheet which focuses on the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. You can download it here.


Anita in India

We often talk about the importance of celebration to the Salesian way of working with young people. So there’s no surprise that Anita, who volunteered with BREADS in India, found many opportunities to celebrate…
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Simon in Kenya

Simon’s blog:
How to Write about Africa – Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Bridget in Kenya and Tanzania

Salesian life as a lay person…..

One of my concerns before I came out here was how I would cope with the community and prayer life that the Salesians practise as part of their mission and charism. Over the last 5 weeks we have stayed – albeit for short periods – in 6 different communities and houses. Continue Reading »


Living lives of faith

Living a life of faith by Sarah Seymour
When they say that you are only as young as you feel, this certainly rings true when you hear the stories of two inspired, blessed and faithful couples. These people have lived with an openness to the word of God that is truly humbling, and have followed His calling to the far ends of the world to work with some of the poorest people. Yet this mission, this “journey of love,” has left them gaining more riches than those who seem to have nothing to give.
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with sec of state

James – Campaigning at DFID

James Trewby, as a returned volunteer and a campaigner with Progressio, met the Secretary of State for Development
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