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Welcome to, the website of the Dublin-based Oblate Mission Development Office (MDO). For more than 100 years the Anglo-Irish Oblate province sent missionaries out from here to countries in Asia, to Australia, South Africa, northern Canada, the United States and Brazil. The days when young priests were sent from here to the ‘foreign missions’ may be over, but our links with the developing world are still very much alive. Read More »

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Clean Water in DR Congo

A new water well is transforming peoples lives.

Earthquake in Haiti

Fundraising in the aftermath of the earthquake

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Automotive engineering students, Java.

Training in Development, Haiti

From the viewpoint of long term development and making a lasting difference, perhaps the most important work we have undertaken has been that of providing training courses on aspects of development.
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APPROFEM Project, Democratic Republic of Congo

Two years ago, Misean Cara granted €97,720 in co-funding for the construction of a Centre dedicated to the education and training of socially and educationally disadvantaged adult women from Bandundu, DRC. APPROFEM, an association that promotes the rights of these women and equips them with the skills to play their full part in family and community life, had already been working for years with these women, but this important work lacked the necessary visibility that a permanent centre could give to it.
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News: Vocational Education: new hope for Jeruklegi

The sub-region of Jeruklegi, on the southwestern coast of Java, includes some of the poorest villages in Indonesia. Most people live below the Indonesian poverty line of $0.56 per adult, per day. A dropout rate of over 50% from local high schools is leaving many young people unemployed and disillusioned.
Working closely with students, parents and community leaders, Fr Charlie Burrows’ organization has begun helping schools to provide technical streams and thus reduce the dropout rates. Girls greatly outnumber boys in Economics and Accountancy, the first of the technical streams to be introduced...

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A New Hope Story
Oblate NGO and Partners bring new hope to some of Indonesia's poorest communities.

Charlie Burrows in Indonesia - view video

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