Briggs Go West - and North

Posted by Roger Cooke on Fri, 19 May 2017 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Ronnie & Maggie Briggs recently visited the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (TKA) to lead a training session for the CMSI Team from TKA preparing to visit Kajiado Diocese in November. They also spoke at a Kenya Focus Event hosted by Rt Rev Patrick and Mrs Alison Rooke at Bishop’s House, Castlebar.

Later the same week, Ronnie and Maggie visited Limavady Grammar School and met with the new School Principal, Mrs Nicola Madden. With the help of CMSI, the school has developed a longstanding partnership with Kajiado Diocese over the last 20 years, regularly sending large teams of students and staff and hosting teams from Kajiado. The latest visit from the school took place in July 2016 under the leadership of Physics Teacher Brian Purcell.

The school has also undertaken a huge amount of fundraising for water conservation projects and for the support of Oloosuyian Girls Secondary School in Kajiado.

After visiting the school, Ronnie went on to attend their annual Walk for Kenya sponsored event, when 130 pupils plus a number of staff and parents walked the 12 miles from St Candice Church, Eglinton along the A2 to the school.

At the halfway point, flagging walkers were refreshed by a splendid feast of sandwiches, buns and teas laid on, as ever, by the parishioners of Tamlaghtfinlagan Parish, Ballykelly. Ronnie spoke to the group here thanking them for their support, and many of the children took time to view the Kenyan display and purchase craft items from the CMSI Marketplace stall.

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