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Traditional infant mortality rates average 30% in this most austere region of Kenya. The Spiritan Fathers help remote communities connect with Christianity through the patient and respectful provision of healthcare and education, and in so doing provide a path to knowledge and faith. The Companions of Kenya raised over £90,000 to construct and equip the clinic.
The 1858 Marian apparition made Bernadette the victim of ridicule and scorn in the small community, but she endured the vilification for the greater good of responding to God's will. Bringing to life the lesson that in His time, God's will is not so much for us to comprehend but to obey.
Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, Deputy Chairman of the Companions of Kenya visited Waithaka Special School in Dagoretti, Nairobi on 8 June. They planted trees and donated 8 desktop computers to equip teaching staff.
Order of Malta history was made this year, as the Companions of Kenya ,made the annual Order of Malta pilgrimage to Lourdes from 5-11 May.
The Companions of Kenya, under the guidance of the Ambassador of the Orders Embassy to Kenya, HE Wilhelm von Trott zu Solz, embarks on a historic pilgrimage to Lourdes, only the second African country to do so.
The Tabaka Mission Hospital was built some forty years ago initially as a child birth centre, run by the Camillian order. It then gradually expanded to offer other health care services including a nurse training unit. It is located in north-western Kenya, in Kisii county, one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in the country, with a high HIV prevalence rate.
The Ambassador of the Embassy of the Order of Malta to the Republic of Kenya HE Wilhelm von Trott zu Solz donated Christmas food hampers within Nairobi and to those effected by the drought in the Laikipia and Embu Counties, Kenya.
The diplomatic activities of the Sovereign Order of Malta are closely linked to its humanitarian mission: the presence of accredited diplomatic missions in more than 100 countries of the world are completely aligned with the humanitarian activities of the Order.
HE Wilhelm von Trott zu Solz the Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Kenya instructed the Embassy to donate €2500 for much needed Christmas food hampers to share the joy of Christmas with the Waithaka Special School in Dagoretti Village, Nairobi, Kenya.