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5th year primary, rallying in June in Marsella...

Their jumble sale was a great success! A cheque for €468 was presented to ODNS!

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Finance a generator unit to promote the development of Tuadibishe School - Action 1

Each country steps up to tackle ODN projects. In France, the children in the Company of Mary Education Network schools have taken part in a charity cross-country race for young people at the Tuadibishe Institute in Mule, in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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2014 Meeting: ODNs and the International Solidarity Foundation of the Company

ODNs exist in many countries. One reunion took place in Donostia-San Sebastian with the International Solidarity Foundation of the Company of Mary, on 10th and 11th December 2014.

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Craft markets in 2014

The sewing shop in Santa Maria de Fe, Paraguay produces a variety of small goods for tourists...of which there are few. We have offered to help them out by selling their crafts in France.

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8 December 2014 in Saint Sorlin en Bugey, France, with students from the secondary school

Candles are lit in Saint Sorlin as a symbol of Christmas, which is quickly approaching. The end of the tax year is also quickly approaching: now is the time to close out budgets and choose our charitable contributions for the end of the year, bearing in mind that this is a way to consciously choose how to allocate our tax money in a spirit of solidarity. We are counting on each of you for your help: we are grateful for it.

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Mission in the Philippines from Marie-Chantal Duvault

In order to start performing our various projects in Asia, it seemed essential to go there and find out more about them, their assets and also the restrictions to be taken into consideration. This is why I was in the Philippines over the last few weeks.

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Small partners in solidarity

With the support of the APEL parents’ association, children from the Presqu’île district in Lyon (primary school pupils at the Chevreul - Sainte Croix school) were able to stand together in partnership and solidarity with children on the other side of the world in Africa and Latin America. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to them and to their parents!

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Lent 2013 in Saint Didier au Mont d'Or

The following is a short account from Brigitte Mangin, solidarity officer and pastoral leader at the Chevreul –Fromente secondary school.

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Youths organise arts and crafts markets

"I discovered a part of some people’s hearts" (Jordan)

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A trip to the projects in Paraguay and Northern Argentina

Bernard Charvet has returned from his trip to Paraguay and Northern Argentina (12 to 25 November 2012) with his wife Sophie (Chairwoman of Chevreul-Lyon) and Marie Chantal and would like to share his experience with us.

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A musical about the life of Joan de Lestonnac

On 3 February in Paris at the Saint John Baptist de la Salle Church, parish of the Ecole Normale Catholique (Catholic School), the musical “Joan de Lestonnac” or “Don’t let the flame that I lit in your heart die out” was performed. This musical was composed and directed by Isabelle Niel, music teacher, choir mistress and orchestra conductor. The school’s music groups did a wonderful job, accompanied by several moving acting performances. Although they are all amateur performers, they brought to life Joan de Lestonnac’s culture, questions, commitments and spiritual life. Véronique-Marie Hervé, an engaged spectator, share these comments with us:

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