Volunteers meet International Partners

Volunteers and staff with some of the country representatives

Volunteers from around the South West region which, in CAFOD terms, includes the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia, travelled to St Bonaventure’s parish in Bristol to meet country representatives who are working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ethiopia.

Conor Molloy with Rachel McCarthy

The day was organised by our colleague, Elizabeth Baldwin who covers the Clifton diocese.

Facilitating the day, was Rachel McCarthy, who is part of the Theology team based in Romero House, CAFOD’s head office in London.

The speakers were Conor Molloy who is CAFOD’s Country representative based in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Dominic Carroll CAFOD Country Representative for Bangladesh and Afghanistan, based at CAFOD head office.

Dominic Carroll

Kayode Akintola

And Kayode Akintola CAFOD’s Country Representative for Sierra Leone and Liberia who is based in  Freetown, Sierra Leone.

It was an excellent opportunity to hear first hand from people who are working on the ground, the enormous challenges and injustices that so many of our brothers and sisters face around the world face on a daily basis.

A shared lunch was enjoyed by all and the opportunity to ask questions and hear testimonies from the individual speakers was very welcome.

What was surprising for some present, was how the Country Reps were also just as interested in hearing about how we work in our schools and parishes in England and Wales and there was a great exchange of views.

The feedback from volunteers who were able to attend was that the day was a very rewarding experience.

If you would like to know more about volunteering with CAFOD, please get in touch.

To change the world, we must be good

to those who cannot repay us.

Explore the many  and varied volunteering opportunities that CAFOD can offer, there is something to suit everyone. Why not join up and make a difference today.

Stuart Harper, Sue Philippart, Kieran O’Brien (CPC Cardiff) and Sarah O’Kane

 

 

Stuart Harper, Sue Philippart, Sarah O’Kane and Therese Warwick (CPC Menevia)

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