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Mt Iztaccíhuatl Expedition Updates

In December 2024, Enrique climbs Mt Iztaccíhuatl. You can read his updates on training and preparing for the expedition here

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man stands near the peak of a mountain pointing to the top
29 Nov 2023

Mt Iztaccíhuatl Expedition Updates

In December 2024, Enrique climbs Mt Iztaccíhuatl. You can read his updates on training and preparing for the expedition here

UN Sustainable Development Goals Graphic showing Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12
15 Nov 2023


In September 2023, the UN reviewed its progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Over October, we reflected on how we work towards these goals within our programmes providing our children with the opportunities to escape from poverty and thrive.

three girls dressed in brightly coloured traditional masai blankets
26 Oct 2023

Tanzania programme visit 2023

In September, Nicola and Carey from the World Villages team travelled to Tanzania for the inauguration of the new boys’ school in Dodoma. It will serve to educate some of the most impoverished boys in Tanzania.

A group of boys in school uniform sitting on chairs, some are hugging each other
22 Sep 2023

Dodoma Boys’ school inauguration

On 21st September 2023 we were privileged to be included in the celebrations for the inauguration of the new Sisters of Mary Boys’ School in Dodoma, Tanzania.

A boy crouching working in the food garden
12 Aug 2023

International Youth Day 2023

On International Youth Day we celebrate the children in our schools worldwide who are learning green skills to build a sustainable future for themselves and our planet

a nun sits in a dimly lit mud home in Tanzania with two young boys
08 Jun 2023

Heart-breaking poverty – Sister Bernadeth’s Tanzania community work

Sisters Bernadeth, Clara, and Marchery visited communities in Tanzania to meet children in desperate need of free education and care.

Three boys helping each other tie together a bamboo tripod in the middle of growing plants
05 Jun 2023

World Environment Day 2023

The Sisters of Mary schools have sustainability at the heart of their work; educating children to preserve the earth’s resources and on their responsibility for supporting a healthy community.

A nun and three women stand in front of a basic shack
26 May 2023

Sister Fernanda’s community visit stories

In 2022, Sister Fernanda visited the state of Maranhão, northern Brazil to meet young girls in desperate need of an education. Here she met Alice, who arrived at Brasilia Girlstown in 2023.

A nun crouches in a mud hut with a family in rural Tanzania - a grandmother, and two small children.
24 May 2023

Living with lions

Earlier this year, the Sisters went out into Tanzania’s most remote and deprived communities to meet with potential students for the girls’ school near Dar es Salaam and the new boys’ school in Dodoma

young nurse in blue scrubs in an operating theatre wearing a medical mask
12 May 2023

International Nurses Day 2023

On International Nurses Day, we shine a light on the contribution of the world’s nurses and celebrate all the children from our programmes who finish school and find a career in nursing.

Santa Gisela Family Chalco Mexico 2022 (5)
07 Mar 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

On International Women’s Day 2023, we celebrate women being empowered by education and given the self confidence to become independent and free from poverty.

two girls in blue school uniform with a microscope in class in Tegucigalpa Honduras
10 Feb 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Bringing equal access to STEM subjects for the poorest and most vulnerable girls around the world helps address gender imbalance in STEM fields, as well as giving disadvantaged girls the opportunity to succeed in science based careers.