Archbishop Peter In Kenya

[Photo: CAFOD]

Earlier this year, Archbishop Peter Smith, Fr Philip Glandfield and Chris Bain, CAFOD Director visited a number of CAFOD projects in Kenya.

They went to Korogocho which is one of the largest and most congested slums in Nairobi, with almost 200,000 people packed into less than a square mile.

Education, health and sanitation are basic and there are few proper roads. Most residents lack affordable, clean water and have no electricity or regular source of income. Young people, desperate to make a living, often become involved in illegal activities. In an attempt to break this cycle of deprivation, the St John’s Sports Society has been established. It works in partnership with CAFOD and aims to transform Korogocho by using sport to mobilise the community.

Its main focus is on human formation and community work. As well as running sports programmes including football, netball, weightlifing and taekwondo, the Society organises social activities such as cleaning the local area

Archbishop Peter visited St John’s Sports Society and met Fr John Webootsa who introduced the Archbishop to some of the young people who are members of the society.

St John’s Sports Society [Photo: Antony Niuguna]

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