Christine Paquette (US)


Fidesco volunteer back from mission on March 2016English teacher and life skill trainer at Pattaya

In the beginning of my mission I was working at St. Joseph Mae Chaem School, a Catholic boarding school whose 460 students are from surrounding hill tribes. The school was in the village of Din Kow. The people there are Karen, a group from Myanmar. I teached English alongside my co-volunteer, Johanna.

In September I moved to Pattaya, a big city in the coast (unfortunately famous for the prostitution) for my final mission. I am still an English teacher (so my first experience in Din Kow came to be very useful), but for the girls who want to stop prostitution.


Dear friends,

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic of the Covid 19 virus, the

United States is now confronted with the virus of anti-Black Racism that permeates

the history of our country. How can we stop the spread and treat it? What is the cure?

Fidesco acknowledges this grave sin of white supremacy and recommit to our work

to fight for the equal dignity of all in every place where we serve—including the

lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

May we not let God down!

We pray for all our sisters and brothers of color who are victims of racism and may

our actions bring about change for the better.


The Board Members of Fidesco USA

                 “At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.”

                                         (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)