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Education is the biggest factor in changing the economic realities for a developing country. Without educated people, no country or community can achieve or sustain economic development. Education develops people’s understanding of themselves and the world around them. It improves the quality of their lives and provides wide-ranging social benefits to individuals, families, and society.

Education has been at the heart of the Missionaries of Africa’s identity and mission from the start. For over 150 years, Missionaries have educated children, teens, and adults at all levels from parochial schools to trade colleges, and our current ministries include specialized schools for those who are deaf, handicapped, and orphaned. The U.S. Missionaries of Africa assist these efforts through both funding for capital projects and ordinary expenses.

Mission schools make a difference not only in the lives of the students but in the lives of their families and the entire community as well. Father Tom Reilly, M.Afr., always talks about the importance of education when recalling his missionary work in Zambia. “We knew that education was important for everyone, especially the girls. Research showed a direct connection between education level and infant mortality rates. The higher the education level, the lower the infant mortality rates. Simply put, education saved lives.”

Educational programs subsidized by the U.S. Missionaries of Africa because of supporters like you: