International Day of the Girl Child

On Oct 11 each year Holy Faith Sisters, Associates and colleagues commemorate the life of Margaret Aylward, foundress of the Holy Faith Sisters, in whose honour we named our centre.  In her day, the late 19th century, she was a well- known activist in Dublin, working on behalf of poor people, setting up many schools. She believed that education was the key to a better future.

Since December 2011, October 11 is now International Day of the Girl Child. The UN declared that it would annualy observe this day as it felt a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day focusing particularly on the importance of girls’ right to education.

We have no doubt that Margaret Aylward would be out front supporting this while rallying us to do the same!  We join our voices with those who raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer.

The primary school, St. Mary Magdalen, which was set up by the Kiltegan Fathers with the Holy Faith Sisters in 2013 in South Sudan now has a growing school population. Sr. Margo and the Sisters continue to serve the people of Riwoto.

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