Charity | Posted 23.03.2015

SMH’s purple day for Jesuit Missions

SMH held a purple non-uniform day as a Lenten fund-raising activity for Jesuit Missions. Everyone paid £1 to wear a splash of purple and the money will go towards a Jesuit education programme in Zimbabwe.

The SMH Connections Group has been hard at work at their activity session to produce a scrapbook all about life at St Mary’s Hall. This was presented to Samantha Aido from Jesuit Missions, so that she can take to St Paul’s Musami – SMH’s companion school in Zimbabwe.

Education for Justice Zimbabwe is a Jesuit Missions programme for UK schools, providing students and teachers with tools and opportunities to address local and global injustices. It empowers schools to promote “A faith that does Justice”, which is an essential part of the Jesuit ethos.

Jesuit Missions encourages schools in the UK and African countries to cooperate with each other and to promote social justice through the Companions Programme, an initiative which forges links between students in Jesuit and Catholic schools around the world. St Ignatius called his first followers companions and it is in the spirit of St Ignatius that the Companions Programme has been set up. Local and global issues are interconnected and by joining forces, schools can learn about each other’s work towards creating a fairer world.