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Be the change! Catholics fight back against poverty with donated tablets

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/12/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Catholic Team Global and Your Catholic Voice Foundation distribute 20 new XO tablets to elementary school

Truly living in the spirit of Christianity, Your Catholic Voice Foundation, in conjunction with Catholic Team Global, donated 20 XO Tablets to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

Lucia and Michelle, Catholic Team Global ambassadors, delivered the first batch of new XO tablets to Our Lady of Gaudalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

Lucia and Michelle, Catholic Team Global ambassadors, delivered the first batch of new XO tablets to Our Lady of Gaudalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/12/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Living Faith, US


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The trial for YCVF's "Prayer and Action" program was met with jubilation and cheers from the children, who received CTG t-shirts and the tablets at the June 4 celebration which involved the distribution of the XO tablets.

Donate an XO tablet today, and bring the gift of education to a child in need.

The parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe is in the Diocese of Fresno in care of the Oblates of St. Joseph. The parish offers a primary school and day care services to children from the surrounding low-income community whose parents work in the low paying agricultural industry.

These services are managed by the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, and provide complete Catholic instruction to children whom come from the poorer areas of Bakersfield; as such, traditional education can be somewhat ineffective, with additional educational supportive services non-existent.

The first set of XO tablets were delivered to children of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary sc

The first set of XO tablets were delivered to children of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish elementary school in Bakersfield, California.


"The XO tablets are a little different [than traditional education]. You're having fun, you're learning, so [the children] were super excited," said Lucia Valencia, a CTG Ambassador who was handing out the tablets.

The kids are already excited about the prospect of more educational gadgets. "They asked us if, when we come back, are we going to bring more [tablets], so we told them: 'we don't know, that depends on how well you learn and how much you enjoy them."

The tablets are part of just one of three phases of YCVF's "Prayer and Action" program, intended to break the cycle of ignorance and poverty. The program aims to replace that cycle with one which improves the social fabric of society by ending hunger through education and literacy, with a good dose of Catholic morality added to ensure the permanency of these changes.

CTG Ambassador Lucia mentioned, "They were saying to us 'yeah, yeah, we want to take them home.' They were that excited. The teacher had to tell them, 'no, you get to keep them here, they're for everybody to use."

CTG has formed a working partnership with the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish school to continue exploring how CTG-in collaboration with Catholic Online-can better support access to necessary online Catholic resources. So follow our progress as CTG and Your Catholic Voice progresses through the summer in preparation for the new school year, which begins in August/September.

As a responsible Catholic, Your Catholic Voice Foundation asks you to take action and 'Be the Change':

*Join CTG and become part of a movement which does good by being the change.
*Donate an XO tablet to help educate and directly address the causes of poverty.

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


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