Welcome to Edition 65 of ERFA’s biannual Reaching Out newsletter.

We invite you to read and learn about the great work happening within our programs and the incredible people who are doing life changing work for those within their communities.

If you would like to view Reaching Out in it’s entirity, please view the PDF below.

OF, FOR AND BY THE CHILDREN
YASH Children’s Parliament (YCP)’ come together to discuss issues they face in daily life and to find solutions themselves.

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SUPPORTING TEACHERS
A recent survey in Timor-Leste showed that at the end of grade one, 70% of children could not read a single word.

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EMPOWERING A GENERATION
Brenda is smashing barriers by introducing AFL umpiring to multicultural young people.

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A NEW CHAPTER
After 10 years of dedicated service to the Ruben Centre in Nairobi Kenya, Br. Frank O’Shea will be stepping down from his role as Director.

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ALL THE BEST JT!
After 3 years as Donor Relations/School Partnerships Manager for ERFA, we farewell Jarrod Turner.

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INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MCKENNA
We interview long time ERFA supporter and Project Kenya founder, John McKenna.

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INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA DEWHURST
Jessica Dewhurst is a human rights defender, Queens Young Leader and ERI UN Youth Ambassador from South Africa.

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BEST FOOT FORWARD SUCCESS
The Best Foot Forward (BFF) campaign was launched on Mother’s Day and despite the challenges thrown at us by COVID, it was extremely successful on many levels.

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TEACHERS TRAINING TEACHERS
Clever use of donor funding has seen Edmund Rice Catholic Education Centre (ERCEC) in Embulbul roll out an initiative to ensure its teachers are compliant with the new Kenyan Ministry of Education Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) curriculum.

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