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Fr. Delahanty’s Trip to Kenya with CRS

September 2006

Compiled by Maggie Ringe

CRS Social Justice Trips take participants to the third world to show them first hand the situation there and how CRS is working to aid the people. In return participants must share what they have seen and learned with their community when they return. In this spirit Fr. Pat Delahanty has very kindly shared his pictures and stories from his recent trip to Kenya.

Our photographer, Fr. Pat Delahanty (l), with another priest and two bishops

CRS Participants start their trip with a orientation session

  • One of the projects the CRS team participated in was creating a sand dam water filter so that the local people could have clean and safe drinking water. The following pictures are from this project.

Candace lends

a hand to the

Kenyans building

a filter to provide

their village with

safe drinking water.

The village leader welcomes the CRS participants

  • Dee checks the

    water for


The Kenyans go to gather water at the new dam.

  • Tina, another of the CRS participants, speaks to a group of villagers and volunteers via a translator.

Another project the CRS team was able to witness was the Embu Child Survival Program, which helps Kenyan parents raise healthy children.

Parents participating in a class on children’s health take notes.

Rob(r) talks with one of the parent participants.

One of the handwritten forms that must be filled out by participants in the Embu Child Survival Program.

Reports are

read aloud at the

Embu child

Survival program.

John, a CRS staff member, communicates with group of Kenyans through pictures.

Posters show some of the harsh realities of life in Kenya.

Some of the other projects the CRS team witnessed included seeing how food donations from the US arrived in Africa, the Likoni Peace Conference between Muslim and Christian leaders and a drama troop that uses plays and skits to teach its audience about real life problems, such as AIDS.

Donated Sorghum

A ship carrying relief supplies pulls into Mbasa port.

Vegetable Oil is unloaded.

Supplies are loaded onto a truck.

The Senior Imam makes a presentation at the Likoni Peace Conference.

Another Imam carefully listens to a question from an audience member.

Rob has the opportunity to meet the senior Imam.

  • Actors use drama to teach Kenyans about real life issues.

An actor uses his expressive face to show surprise.

The audience enjoys the actors’ performance.

Snapshots of Life in Kenya

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National Box 17090Baltimore, MD 21203-7090(888) 277-7575

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