From 20th September 2018 to 31st December 2019
Description : Our Story Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) is an international non-profit dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing world. MSC was founded by Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon in 1978 as a home for a handful of children with disabilities who had been abandoned to the streets of Jamaica. Today, MSC provides loving and lifelong residential care to over 600 children and adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS and young mothers in crisis across Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mustard Seed also feeds hundreds of children daily through community out-reach projects and strives to ensure that 'no child is abandoned twice'. MSC manages sustainable agriculture initiatives and provides education, nutrition and skills training programmes to improve the economic, social and spiritual conditions within marginalised communities.
The Mustard Seed Ireland Volunteer Programme is designed to open the thinking of children from first world economies to the everyday realities of life for children far less fortunate. Through positive interaction and tangible work projects our Irish volunteers enhance the lives of the children of Mustard Seed and help improve the facilities and infrastructure of their homes.