Who we help

Our programmes support severely impoverished children and places are granted to deserving children at our schools, which are called Boystowns and Girstowns, based on:

  • the economic situation of the child's family: only those families whose situation is truly dire are eligible;
  • the child has some background education which will allow them to take full advantage of the education we offer.

Through the Bishops of the countries where they operate, the Sisters of Mary are alerted to the needs of specific families and regularly visit neighbouring parishes to meet vulnerable children. They also travel extensively throughout each country to locate children they feel will benefit the most from our assistance.