Part of the value of the Orientation Programme is that it affords the Brothers the opportunity to experience what life is like among the marginalised in society. The Brothers went today to Kibera, a slum of over a million people who have to live in the most challenging of circumstances. The first port of call was the Mary Rice Centre whose Director is Brother Gerald Mgalula. There they saw how the teachers care so lovingly with children who have many forms of disability.
From there, the Brothers visited some of the homes of the Edmund Rice Volunteers and learned from them how living in Kibera poses significant challenges.
Then after lunch, the Brothers visited three schools, meeting with the Principals and planning to re-visit these schools during the next immersion day.
Overall, this was a very valuable experience for everyone.