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Dossier October 2012

At the side of the poor

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  “Our work there has been a spiritual presence and an action for the human promotion. In 2002, we have started a movement, the Kutoka Network, to reflect and act on what we do in the slums of Nairobi. We are not an NGO, yet we do things for the people and for the people.…

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Rooted in the community

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  Malindi is a coastal town known for the beauty of its beaches, as well as for the unconventional delights it offers many of the tourists. Behind the sexy and carefree facade, however, there is the sad life condition of many children and young adults. Poverty and unawareness compound to create the breeding ground for…

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Social Apostolate

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  Saint Martin is a Catholic group of social apostolate. It was born after a priest realized how disabled people were ostracized in society in Nyahururu, Kenya. Through the years, from the initial project taking care of physically disabled persons, a much larger organization has developed. The programs we are running now are five: people…

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Preparing for ministry

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  The idea of having a university level institution to prepare people for social ministry emerged during the first Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishop dedicated to Africa. That meeting, often referred to as the African Synod, took place in 1994. I was in Rome to work on some documentation and facilitate discussions related…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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