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Gathering the Young Dreamers
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A Sense of Place
You know, we are all Cosmic Beings
Reflection by Trevor Parton cfc
It is devastating to know that so many people have come to a decision that life is no longer worth living, and end it, so often at a young age. These brothers and sis-ters of ours must have suffered greatly. We understand also the grief that so many families must suffer, when they have tried so really hard.
It often causes me to reflect on my own attitude to life, and whether the way I see things could shine a little light on this modern day catastrophe. Just how do I see life, and why is it that I value it in its many manifestations – the peoples, the animals and plants, autumn leaves, the stars and the galaxies?
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The Edmund Rice Foundation now has an office in Nairobi.
NAIROBI MISSION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
The significance of the process of Result Based Planning is that it should be able to feed into any concept notes and proposals that Programs/Ministries need to develop. By the end of June this year, the results of this process should feed into the process of ERFA 2020 funding applications.
To finalize particular stages in the planning exercise, Analysis of Phase One of Peer-Review was based on Context Analysis and Situational Analysis. This took the form of a two-day workshop held last month on April 10th--11th at the ERFK office. Program leaders and other representatives participated.
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EDMUND RICE ELDORET EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
We had a children's camp on Saturday 4th May, which also marked the early celebration of Edmund Rice Day. With children and youths in this camp it was clearly a good way to Celebrate Edmund Rice day as the turnout was as high as expected. This camp was more educative especially about the life of Edmund Rice and the reasons for conducting Edmund Rice Camps. This session was very well led by Br Elly.
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In the work of Edmund Rice Mission we draw our inspiration from Edmund Rice who, over 200 years ago, founded the Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers.
Edmund was a successful businessman who, following the tragic loss of his deeply loved wife was led to see that the world of Waterford Ireland was marred by poverty and injustice. Having had the experience of meeting young men locked away in prison for petty crimes and despairing at their unfulfilled potential, Edmund experienced a deep call to work towards the liberation of this harsh and cruel world. He recognised that an education built around the practicalities of enabling these vulnerable young people to engage in a more fulfilling life, would bring about such liberation.
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ERI Active During 40th Session of the Human Rights Council
ERI was active in the recent 40th session of the Human Rights Council, delivering five Oral Interventions highlighting human rights situations around the globe on behalf of its advocacy partners.
The statements were drafted by:-
- PRATYeK and NINEISMINE on the ‘Children’s Budget’ in India
- The ERI Advocacy co-ordinator for South America Guillermo Bullrich on an Ombudsman for Children in Argentina
- Br. Robert Fanovich fpm on addressing the Enforced Disappearances of October 1983 in Grenada
- Br Moy Hitchen cfc on Child Marriage in Zambia
- Subilim Emmanuel Danjuma on the outcome of the UPR of Nigeria
In addition ERI attended a number of side events focusing on the rights of the child, as well as the annual full day meeting on the rights of the child around the theme ‘Empowering children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, including through inclusive education.’
A total of twenty nine resolutions were adopted during the Human Rights Council session.
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