Wangari Maathai and Karura Forest

Today was a moment of relaxation after an action-packed week.  The Brothers travelled to Karura Forest for a walk and picnic.  Wangari Maathai was the person who fought valiantly to preserve this natural area from land-grabbing developers.  She marshalled hundreds if not thousands of women to protest against the government in order to ensure that the forest remained.  In this she was successful, and went on to encourage people to plant hundreds of thousands of trees.  For her work in defending the rights of nature, she received the Nobel Prize.

After visiting the forest, the Brothers enjoyed a picnic in the forest and then returned to St. Joseph’s Centre.

That evening, they went to Mary Ward Centre at the invitation of the East Africa District for Mass, followed by an evening meal.

So, the Brothers enjoyed the day and felt ready to embark on a new week of workshops beginning on Monday.

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