Children to celebrate national day of prayer

Children helping Children, the initiative that involves Irish children helping children in developing countries, is gearing up to celebrate the National Day of Prayer and Share, on October 11.

Established in 2007 by World Missions Ireland, over 1,500 schools throughout the country take part in the day and last year 49 projects in Africa and Asia benefited from the generosity of Irish children.

National Secretary of the Society of Missionary Children, Jackie Pallas, said she continues to be touched by the generosity of Irish children. “They love to learn about other little children who don’t have the same advantages in life and as such it opens up a different world to them.

“It goes across the whole divide, we don’t make religious distinctions, we give to all and it means so much to all.”