Our work

We work to provide care and access to education for the world's poorest children by raising funds to support the humanitarian programmes of the Sisters of Mary.

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

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

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 in need. They also travel extensively throughout each country to locate children they feel will benefit the most from their assistance.