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"Missio offers a needed opportunity to re-envision what mission means for young people.”
When the Chaplain and students of Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham, Ontario, Canada, researched opportunities for their Christmas service initiative, they were thrilled to come across MISSIO. The students chose to utilize MISSIO to engage their school community and connect with communities around the world.
Dushani Selvakumar, explained that her students were immediately drawn to Missio because it is a way to express the faith of their diverse school and reach out internationally. “Mission is at the heart of our church,” she explained, “but were weren’t able to go on a Mission Trip this year. Also, students recognized that trips can be problematic when we come to tell a community what they need. The students loved that the projects on MISSIO are initiated and led by local communities. They also loved that they could see to whom and where in the world their money was going.”
In the future, Dushani envisions building MISSIO into the curriculum and corresponding more with the missionaries.
Congratulations, Father Michael McGiveny Academy! You have amazing students and faith formators in your community. Thank you for including us!
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Dushani Selvakumar – Ontario, Canada