Manresa hosts Kenyan orphans

August 25, 2009 in General, News

orphans_01For the second year running, Manresa has played host this summer to a group of HIV-positive orphans from Kenya. Sixteen children between the ages of 12 and 17 spent a fortnight in the European Tertianship building and were able to enjoy a wide range of activities during their stay, including boat trips, a visit to the climbing wall in Trinity College, canoeing, and a trip to Funtasia. They even got to see Riverdance in the Gaiety Theatre. These children are some of the more-than-100 orphans looked after in Nyumbani, a home for abandoned HIV-positive orphans just outside Nairobi which was founded by Fr Angelo D’Agostino SJ in 1992. The Irish contribution to this work is thanks to Dermot and Geraldine Martin, who adopted an orphan, Jessica, in 2000 and later set up Kenya Orphan Aid Ltd.