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We need your support this Lent

On the Trócaire Box this Lent, there are two amazing women from South Sudan – Awut and Ajak, who had to flee brutal conflict in order to save their families but who’s bond and kindness to each other helped them survive against the odds.

This Lent we are inviting you to help us support people like Awut and Ajak by designing your very own Trócaire Box with our My Trócaire Box activity and thinking of ways to fill those boxes. Whether you are in the classroom or home-schooling click below to find out more.

Normally at this time of year we would be going into schools to talk about our Lent campaign and how you can get involved but as that isn’t possible at this moment, we’ve put together this short video. Here, you’ll meet Awut and Ajak and find out more about the challenges they face and you’ll learn more about the work we do and how you can support us.

 

 

My Trócaire Box

This lent we’re asking the students of Ireland to create and build their very own Trócaire Box with our new ‘My Trócaire Box’ activity.  You can download and print this template by clicking below and work on it at home or in school.

If you don’t have a printer at home don’t worry you can copy the design onto some card or paper or simply use blank sheets to bring your creativity to life.

We have put together some fun and engaging weekly activities to explore the themes from this year’s Lent story. You can complete these activities and then bring these learnings to life on the four panels of the box and we will give you tips and ideas along the way.

Watch this space and teachers look out for our weekly emails for activities and fundraising tips!

We’d love to hear from you so please email any designs and fundraising ideas to [email protected]

Build your own Trócaire Box

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Activity 1: Exploring Kindness

Kindness is a huge part of this year’s Lent story. The activity ‘A Photo Story from South Sudan – Kindness; Surviving and Thriving Together’ explores the importance of Kindness and sharing. To download this free resource follow the link here.

Then you can use Panel One – Kindness of your  ‘My Trócaire Box’ to bring what you’ve learned to life – draw a picture, create some abstract art or write a short poem about what Kindness means to you.

Fundraising tips

What kind deeds can you do for pocket money to help fill your Trócaire box – wash the car, plant some bulbs in the garden or do the dinner dishes all week!

We’d love hear from you so please email any designs and fundraising ideas to [email protected]

 

Activity 2: The Importance of Community

Our community plays an extremely important role in our wellbeing and our rights. We invite you to complete this activity on The People Behind our Rights click here and go to Activity 8 on page 14 of the Kindness Resource

Then it’s time to get creative – use Panel Two of your ‘My Trócaire Box’ to draw a map of the institutions in your local community

Fundraising tips

What communities do you belong to that could come together virtually to raise much needed funds? You could set a target of keep-ups with your sports club or hold and online concert with your music cub to raise money

If you have any questions or want to share your ideas we’d love to hear from you at [email protected]

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