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New Year Greetings for 2021!

What a year 2020 has been!

In the past year, so much has changed in our society, in the way we live, as well as how we operate. We have been wounded, but not conquered. In fact, COVID-19 has strengthened human solidarity. It has made us rise above ourselves and acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters. 

It is in this spirit, we have gone out of our way to care for the needs of the poor and vulnerable. For once, we had an excuse to say no to their cry for help, but we willingly passed on that opportunity.

At C.PP.S. Mission Projects, we have witnessed your love and kindness. All of our small victories and larger successes were only possible because of YOU – our loyal and gracious supporters. So, thank you for your generosity in all its’ forms and we pray you continue to support us in the new year ahead!

May 2021 bring the winds of change for the betterment of all. We pray you have a year filled with more joy, love, peace, health & happiness ~ Happy New Year!

– C.PP.S. Mission Projects

Tanzania Independence Day

Tanzania Independence Day

*Image credits: Spenser Sembrat, Majki Velner and Joel Mwakasege via Unsplash.

 

 

This year on December 9, 2020 Tanzania celebrates its’ 58th year of Independence.

The day is typically celebrated nation wide with speeches, parades and flag celebrations.  However, due to COVID this year, President John Magufuli of Tanzania, has decided to cancel all Independence celebrations and is redirecting the celebratory funds to purchase much needed hospital equipment for the newly built Uhuru Hospital located in the commercial area of Dar es Salaam.  Additionally, he has encouraged all citizens to partake in cleaning their respective communities in lieu of the current pandemic restrictions.

Prior to 1961, Tanzania was colonized under the rule of Britain and was called Tanganyika. December 9 marks the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain (1961) which then became Republic a year later, in 1962.

It wasn’t until the after the revolution of Zanzibar in 1963, did Zanzibar and (then) Tanganyika unite together, renaming the country, to what is now known today as, Tanzania.

 

12 Days of Activities to Get You Into the Festive Holiday Spirit

12 Days of Activities to Get You Into the Festive Holiday Spirit

*Image credit – Darran Shen via Unsplash.


With the restrictions that everyone is facing in these times of COVID, we decided to do something a little different to help you get into the Christmas Holiday spirit that is based on the 12 days of Christmas, we have listed one task on each day, to help you and those around you, get into a festive mood and make most of this magical season.

A little goes a long way and at times like these, something so small can make a HUGE difference.

So, join us beginning on December 12, 2020. *^-^*

Wishing everyone Season Greetings ~
Please continue to take care & stay safe.
Many blessings to you all!

Feel like sharing?
Post your activity on FB, IG or Twitter and tag us
@CPPSMission #12DaysOHS

C.PP.S. Mission Projects – COVID Update

C.PP.S. Mission Projects – COVID Update

ANNOUNCEMENT RE: LOCKDOWN OPERATION


As many of you already know, the city of Toronto, Peel and York regions have been in lockdown since Monday, November 23rd due to the increasing numbers of COVID.  Therefore, our office will be physically closed until further notice. 

We are still accepting donations by mail (address is listed at the bottom of the page),  online through our website and our CanadaHelps page.  Please keep in mind that acknowledgement letters of donations received will be delayed, as we are currently coordinating how our staff will be working from home.  Rest assured we are doing everything we can to maintain normal operations under extenuating circumstances so that our services to those who rely on our provision are not neglected.

If you have any concerns or questions, please send us an email at info@cppsmissionprojects.ngo or leave us a comment below and we will do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

In this strange and uncertain time, we pray that you are all safe and healthy.

Thank you for your continued support!

#EducationForGirls2021 Campaign

#EducationForGirls2021 Campaign

Why Education for Girls?

In Tanzania, especially in rural areas, girls spend on average between 3-6 hours per day on household work, such as cooking, cleaning, fetching water, collecting firewood, caring for children, the sick and elderly. Comparing with their counterparts, boys spend only 30 minutes to 2 hours on such tasks. In fact, from the time girls are born, they are seen within reproductive roles – childbearing, childcare and house chores. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that 2 out of 5 girls in Tanzania are married before they turn 18. This inevitably leads to early pregnancies and the reality of dropping out of school. The price is huge for girls in these situations, subjected to living with their untapped potential and talents never able to see the light of day.

Why is this Important?

For Tanzania to develop and function at its potential, women’s skills and talents should be engaged in activities that make the best use of those abilities. At C.PP.S. Mission Projects we believe authentic development is not separate from the foundations of freedom and equality. Following this view, we see development as a process of expanding freedoms equally for all people, closing the gaps in well-being between girls and boys. We also believe, anchoring gender equality in socio-economic norms change will require bottom-up, as well as top-down, approaches involving all of us. More importantly, girls themselves are also critical agents of change and should not be seen solely as “victims”. Empowering them with information on their rights, skills and ensuring that education structures enable them to claim their rights is the way that leads to authentic freedom.

What is Our Vision and Goal?

C.PP.S. Mission Projects’ top priority for 2021 is investing in girls by running this Education for Girls campaign and raising $100,000 over the next six months, so that they have the opportunity to find their sense of empowerment, attain literacy and have a safe environment through our education programs in Tanzania. The funds will provide full scholarships to 88 girls at St. Gaspar Primary School and 46 girls at Venerable John Merlini Secondary School for the duration of one year.

What Can You Do?

Investing and educating girls is one of the best gifts we can give to Tanzania, for today and for its long-term sustainable development. To empower girls in Tanzania, we need your partnership!

Your support of $65/month for 12 months (or $450 per year) will provide a girl with one year of  education at St. Gaspar Primary school

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Your support of $110/month for 12 months (or $1300 per year) for a girl at Venerable John Merlini Secondary School

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Any amount of support you can provide is much needed and highly appreciated in our initiative to help end child marriages, child labour and sexual exploitation through education.

Together we will work tirelessly to provide quality education and a safe environment for girls.
The world may be full of darkness but You can Be a bridge of Hope in a girls’ life.
Please, donate today.

You can also donate to this campaign through our CanadaHelps page.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Girls and Women

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. Read more from UNWOMEN.

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