Charity for Charity Fund creates opportunities for women religious and women from emerging and developing countries
The Charitas Foundation and the Tilburg University Fund Foundation have established the Charity for Charity Fund (Charitas voor Charitas Fonds). On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the parties involved have signed the agreement during a festive meeting in the Roosendaal convent in the presence of the last sister of Christian Charity. The Charity for Charity Fund provides scholarships for women and women religious from emerging and developing countries. The scholarships offer these students the opportunity to take a program at Tilburg University in the field of care & religious life.
In the next three years, the foundation will donate € 100,000 every year to the Tilburg University Fund Foundation. With this donation, the Charity for Charity Fund makes study scholarships available for women religious and women from emerging and developing countries. This will give these women the opportunity to take a Master’s program at Tilburg University in the field of care & religious life. The Charity for Charity Fund will also offer the recipients of a scholarship a program to make them familiar with the history and the charisma of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and their heritage. It is the Charity Foundation’s hope that the students, with the knowledge they acquire during their studies at Tilburg University, will be able to contribute to relieving the needs of the children and the vulnerable of our world.
Several Master’s programs with links to the fields of care and/or religious life have been designated. Students first register for one of these Master’s programs and then apply for a scholarship of the Charity for Charity Fund. Students will be able to apply for these scholarship from September 2022.
The Charitas Foundation, an institution of the Roman-Catholic Church, manages the heritage of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Roosendaal. This congregation was founded in 1834 by mother Theresia Saelmaekers. The life of these Sisters of Charity was characterized by great simplicity and a practical approach to the world as it presented itself to them. The latter was expressed, among other things, in the Sisters’ motto: “Help first, then pray”. Another characteristic of the Sisters was that they did not like to be in the spotlight and preferred to do their work in silence as much as possible.
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More information: Michelle te Veldhuis, Fundraising Team Leader, Tilburg University Fund Foundation University, email@example.com, +31 13 - 4662649