Young CAFOD volunteers, travelled from various dioceses across England, and spent the day learning about CAFOD’s work with partners in Brazil.
Hallam’s young leaders who took part in the youth conference came from All Saints School, Sheffield and The McAuley School in Doncaster. The day was held at Romero House, CAFOD’s headquarters in London. The journey was a long one but worth every moment as the day was both fun and inspirational. The programme included a tour around the CAFOD building, a workshop which gave a very different view of Brazil than the one we saw on the tv during the World Cup and a session on campaigning using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
One of the young leaders, Annie Powell, said on our return
‘Last Friday myself along with young leaders from Hallam and Clifton diocese came together to celebrate the work we had been doing over the past year as part of the leadership and volunteering training scheme. It was a great day of shared success which took place at Romero House and everyone received a certificate from Chris Bain as well as getting a look into what goes on at CAFOD HQ. We met the Brazil team and got a chance to take action for #standbybrazil by performing the CAFOD world cup-song in the Pavilion. The day finished with a reflection on what we can do next along with a pizza party. We hope to see young people continue to make a difference for CAFOD and take part in our leadership programme next year!’
The day culminated with the sixth form students learning and performing CAFOD’s World Cup-song ahead of the final between Germany and Argentina on Sunday.
Sarah Barber from CAFOD’s Youth Team said: “Today has been a fantastic celebration of young leadership at CAFOD. It’s inspiring to see nearly 50 students come together.
Find out more about becoming a young leader at http://www.cafod.org.uk/Education/Youth-Leaders