1. Vision of All Christians in Oblate works


The vision of the Oblates is to 'Evangelize those people' whom the Church touches least. Our vision calls us to work at the peripheries of society and to bring God's love and blessing to those people who have been abandoned and forgotten. This Mission belongs to the whole Church, and not just to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who have undertaken this project to be their purpose for existence.

Therefore, we share this vision with the Church, and in a special way, with those who participate closely in the works and vision of the Congregation.

We call these persons, Missionary Associates of Mary Immaculate or Friends of St Eugene De Mazenod , or animators of the Oblati vision.

We are a small band of priests and brothers, working in the Church to bring hope and blessings to those who are cast out to the peripheries of society, the poor in body and spirit. We cannot do this work alone! We are always looking for people who wish to take on this vision of Christ in the Church.

Who knows, it just might be you!

Come and join us in making the world a better place, where people know the love and kindness of God.

Let us first make them 'Human', then 'Christian', then 'Saints'.

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Who we are

What we seek to achieve

Our concept of value

Our guiding principles

Our core competency model

ODP Strategy map

The Oblate Development Programmes is a response to people's need for humanity and for salvation. When people lack basic humanity, through a lack of inalienable rights to food, health and shelter, it is our duty to reach out to them and extend God's healing embrace.

The Malnutrition therapy programme is a project intervention which seeks to assist communities understand their threshold of risk to malnutrition amongst children, and to develop co-designed solutions for the prevention of the latter.

A medical team visits rural communities in Zimbabwe and with the support of the local community, clinically examines all the children under the age of 5 to determine their health and risk to malnutrition.

Workshops with each community are then held regularly evaluate their progress in the fight against malnutrition amongst children. Co-designed solutions emerge and the programme tries to engage stakeholders to support these initiatives which promote industry, self- sustainability, access to clean water, development of methods for food preservation, and the education for greater efficiency in the utility of scarce resources.

The programme provides direct aid relief to children living in situations which cause malnutrition through protein supplementary products.