Current Projects




  • Francis Xavier Cardinal Van Thuan Home

    in Jimma, Ethiopia

    The Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy neighbour” is celebrating the Silver Jubilee since its foundation in 1987. To commemorate this date, the missionary council decided to build this unique home for disabled children in the Prefecture of Jimma, Ethiopia. This project will be named after Francis Xavier Cardinal Van Thuan. The need for this home is urgent since there are many children suffering from different types of disabilities. The vision for this home is to give these disabled children under 15 years, a special school aiming for good quality education and help them acquire knowledge and special skills. Also to develop their potentials and talents to lead them to an independent living.

    The plan is ready, the funds are coming, prayers are being done, people are ready to love and accept those who God sent to this home. With God all is possible, and this dream, will become true! The Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy Neighbour” as a Catholic institution strongly believes that every human being, from the very moment of inception has a right to live, even if weak and not in good health. Whatever the state of health, the birth of a human being should always be considered as a wonderful gift from God. We believe that handicapped people whatever the level of their physical disability should have the same rights that other normal people have, not less the right for life. We go even further and state that disabled persons have to be loved and cared for to make them feel accepted. Mons. George Grima, founder of the Missionary Movement Jesus in thy Neighbour used to say:, “The disabled are not disgraced individuals but “Angels of God”, “Precious Diamonds”, and “Great Treasures”. With this thought in mind, Fr. Grima strongly believes that our brothers and sisters with any form of disability deserve to be showered with love, kindness and care. Be a part of this team of love by giving your part.

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  • Food relief

    in Alimentaita, Kenya

    A big reform was done after so many years of emergency assistance. There are hundreds of families who live in this area. These families are known as IDP, Internal displaces politics which happened during last elections in Kenya. It was a time of uproar all over the country, where tribal conflicts dominated the streets and many homes were burnt down and others destroyed. During the incidents many people were killed. Those who survived fled to Nakuru area, and the local church offered them land where to settle and start their new life. The Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy Neighbour” assists the children of these poor families by giving them daily food. Now after so many years, the Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy Neighbour” built a big hall to serve both as dining room and school. This is a big step to give dignity to these little poor ones. Only when we truly love we can move to defend the dignity of others. Unfortunately still many things are needed in this area.

  • First school in Sombo

    in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia

    This is done by the Missionary Movement ‘Jesus in thy Neighbour’. The needs are immense in this remote area, especially due to lack of electricity or water which add up to the difficulties. Now with the help of the people of Malta education is our priority and we hope that by next September the school will be ready and start giving the first classes to children of the Sombo area. A step forward towards better education. Father Beako, the parish priest of that area is very happy with this new project.

  • First school

    in Wocha, Ethiopia

    In February 2014 the first school was inaugurated in Wocha area, diocese of Jimma, Ethiopia. Bishop Markus, bishop of Jimma together with some volunteers from Malta to blessed this school. Fr. Kifle responsible of the school said that the school is a dream which came true for the parents of the area. Now the school is ready and hope that in the near future can be bought the benches and start the school. Still we need to build a kitchen and the toilets.

  • First kindergarten

    in Openga, Ethiopia

    The first kindergarten the first is being built. It is the desire of the diocese of Gambela that education will be given to all. Generally in all remote places the first priority would be to build the school first, followed by the construction of a borehole, a residence for the parish priest and a small chapel. With the support of the Missionary Movement “Jesus in thy Neighbour” this target is being reached and there is huge enthusiasm within the community. The parish priest in charge already started giving classes under a tree until the project is completed.

  • New chapel

    in Boqa, Ethiopia

    This first Chapel dedicated to St. Joseph is being built with the help of donations from St. Joseph Parish of Qala Gozo. This is the first church being built in the region, after that a massive conversion took place where literally thousands of people turned from paganism to Catholicism. The enthusiasm for the building of this chapel and the spiritual fervour are immense.

  • Teachers course

    in Jimma, Ethiopia

    A new system was introduced in the diocese of Jimma, where our Missionary Movement opened many new Day Centres. Teachers, who had basic knowledge, enough to run classes, are given higher level formation classes where they can deepen their knowledge in their field making them professional and hence give better classes and care for the children. The second course of the sort was held on last January 2014. More than 52 teachers attended the course.

  • New building

    in Bonqa, Ethiopia

    In the parish of Marigat, the Missionary Movement is building the first Kindergarten for the little ones under five years. The families of these children are extremely poor and their homes are miserable huts. Many of these families are displaced families who came from other parts of Kenya where they had tribal fights. Fr. Grima is giving priority for this project which already is giving its good results. The children are studying under the tree. More than 120 are participating in the open air school.