05 July 2016
Kenya, 5 July 2016 In June the Jesuit Refugee Service in Kenya celebrated the positive contributions and talents that ??refugees? bring to their communities in both Kakuma refugee camp and Nairobi, Kenya?.
JRS celebrated the Day of the African Child at the Safe Haven in Kakuma refugee camp where more than 50 women and girls seek protection from sexual violence. In addition to the Safe Haven residents, children from the Amani Centre – a protection home for boys – as well as JRS special needs programmes attended the celebration. They showcased their dance and music talents as well as were given a platform to advocate for more education and rights within society.
Later in the week, JRS celebrated ?World Refugee Day? with thousands of Kenyans and refugees at a parish where JRS works in Kayole, Nairobi. Following Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Garissa, the audience attended a cultural event filled with dance, music and other talent of refugees under the theme: Open Minds, Unlock Potential.
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