Bath WI March meeting: Wednesday 2nd March, St Mary’s Bathwick, doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start
– Mercy in Action –
At our March meeting we have a talk and film from Mercy in Action, who have an office in Bath and work alongside street children in the Philippines for lasting change.
Working amidst some of the poorest communities in the Philippines, they are committed to rescuing vulnerable children from the dangers of the streets by offering them food, nurture and an education. Over time, their work has grown to encompass projects which are vital for whole community, such as house building, small business enterprises, and schooling and feeding programmes.
However, the heart of what they are trying to achieve has and always will be best expressed through the work with street children; the most vulnerable in that society. The unique importance of every child is valued, regardless of their background, faith, social or ethnic origin. Their work centres around helping children to regain lost years, providing professional intervention focusing on education, play and health care with an aim to help each child achieve their full potential giving them the opportunity to live the rest of their lives free from the involuntary poverty into which they were born.
Have a look at their website for loads more on the amazing work that they do – http://www.mercyinaction.org.uk/