Our Past World Projects


What is a World Project?

A World Project is a charitable project which is supported by GFS Worldwide.

The purpose of the World Project Fund is to assist GFS members with funding of new initiatives and for the promotion of GFS in new countries. Locally, GFS Ireland encourages all dioceses to support the project both prayerfully and financially.

How are World Projects Selected?

Part of the business of the World Council is to decide on the World Project.

Project Submissions

Those countries wishing to submit a World Project for consideration should submit them 6 months before the start
of a World Council meeting, using the required form.

The submission will include:

  • Completed submission form
  • All costings for the project (converted into US$ and GBP£),
  • A letter of support from the responsible Bishop/Archbishop of the country making the submission,

Note* There may be more than 1 World Project chosen for any one period.

Project Voting

Each country registered with GFS Worldwide has 1 vote. The project(s) with the most votes are chosen as the World Project for the following period.

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Our Past World Projects

Below is a list of our past World Projects details can be found on GFS Worldwide’s website.

  • 2021-2023 Cameroon

Skills Acquisition for Disadvantaged Young Women

  • 2017 – 2020 Sri Lanka
    English for Employment Prospects (EEP)
    Project reports: Aug 2019, May 2019, Sept 2018
  • 2014-2017 Japan
    Assisting Tsunami Survivors
  • 2014-2014 World Mission Project established 
  • 2011 – 2014 The Solomon Islands
    Makem Strong GFS
  • 2008 – 2011 Korea & Australia for Papua New Guinea
    Korea: U-Mel-Ga (A Well Side) –
    Australia for Papua New Guinea: Guitnuis for PNG
  • 2005 – 2008 Zambia
    Supporting the skill development for girls and women 
  • 2002 – 2005 Kenya
    Supporting the growth of GFS in Kenya.
  • 1999 – 2002 Papua New Guinea
    Building a training centre.
  • 1993 – 1999 Nigeria
    Building a training centre.
  • 1987 – 1993 The Philippines
    Producing a training programme.
  • 1984-1987 Kenya
    Supporting GFS in Kenya.
  • 1981 – 1984 South Africa
    Chickens for Transkei.
  • 1978 – 1981 World Council and Partnerships
  • 1975 – 1978 Sierra Leone and Other West African Countries
    Leadership training for Sierra Leone and other West African countries with GFS connections.
  • 1972 – 1975 Lesotho and Sri Lanka
    Strengthening GFS in Lesotho and Sri Lanka.
  • 1969 – 1972 The Philippines
    Strengthening GFS in the Philippines.
  • 1965 – 1969 Korea
    Establishing GFS in Korea.
  • 1962 – 2014 Worldwide Scholarships
  • 1962 – 1969 British Ghana
    To help training of leaders.