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16 December 2016

DIOCESE OF ANTANANARIVO

Campaign: a collage released to support the campaign to save St Lawrence’s College

Campaign: a collage released to support the campaign to save St Lawrence’s College

Campaign to save school in Madagascar after fires

A CROWDFUNDING campaign has been launched to save St Lawrence’s College in Ambohimanoro, a 145-year-old Anglican school in Madagascar. The college is facing closure because of a “vicious cycle” of decline precipitated initially by two fires in 2005, the Anglican Communion News Service reports. The Bishop of Antananarivo, the Rt Revd Samoela Jaona Ranarivel, said that the school, which serves pupils from the age of three to teenagers, pays “particular attention” to disadvantaged students who show academic potential. It needs a cash injection of about £23,850.

 

MU speaks out on money and women

THE Mothers’ Union is calling on the UN and governments around the world to “reimagine” the global economic system, to ensure that women are not left behind. In a statement issued on International Human Rights Day, last Saturday, the organisation’s CEO, Bev Jullien, said: “Too often, women have been valued according to the economic wealth they can gen­erate rather than their intrinsic value.” The MU wants governments to enshrine in law equal rights in the workplace and to recognise that “financial control is a form of abuse”.

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