TWINNING PROGRAMME

A delegation of 5 members from Caritas Foligno (Italy) pose for a group photo with the Staff of Caritas Nyeri.   In their Company was the Director of Caritas Kenya Mr. Stephen Kituku and the Regional Co-ordinator of Caritas Italiana Mr. Angelo Pittaluga.

A delegation of 5 members from Caritas Foligno (Italy) pose for a group photo with the Staff of Caritas Nyeri. In their Company was the Director of Caritas Kenya Mr. Stephen Kituku and the Regional Co-ordinator of Caritas Italiana Mr. Angelo Pittaluga.

This programme was initiated through Caritas Italiana and Caritas Kenya when all the Catholic Dioceses in Kenya were asked to write a Concept and send to Caritas Kenya so that they could be Twinned with Dioceses in Italy. When the Archdiocese of Nyeri (Caritas Nyeri) sent their Concept, they were twinned with the Diocese of Foligno (Caritas Foligno).

A delegation of 4 staff members from Caritas Nyeri and the Director of Caritas Kenya were invited to visit Caritas Foligno in October, 2013. During their visit they were able to see most of the projects that Caritas Foligno was implementing which had a lot to do with Charity work. They also got a chance to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi. Caritas Foligno also sent 1 delegate to Caritas Nyeri to solidify the partnership between the two Dioceses. The delegate came in July 2014 and is expected to go back to Italy in January, 2015. More delegates from Caritas Foligno are expected to come in February, 2015.

Caritas Foligno is supporting various projects of Caritas Nyeri through the Twinning Programme. Consolata Hospital Mathari was supported with an Orthopaedic Drill and Caritas Nyeri is expecting support to complete Renovations at the Spirituality Centre which is an Annex of Caritas Nyeri Development Centre.

On arrival at Caritas Nyeri:  Left:  The Director of Caritas Foligno Mr. Mauro Masciotti; Centre: The Director of Caritas Kenya Mr. Stephen Kituku (in a purple shirt), Right: Caritas Italiana Regional Co-ordinator Mr. Angelo Pittaluga.

On arrival at Caritas Nyeri: Left: The Director of Caritas Foligno Mr. Mauro Masciotti;
Centre: The Director of Caritas Kenya Mr. Stephen Kituku (in a purple shirt), Right: Caritas Italiana Regional Co-ordinator Mr. Angelo Pittaluga.

Caritas Foligno Delegation being introduced to the staff of Caritas Nyeri.

Caritas Foligno Delegation being introduced to the staff of Caritas Nyeri.

Caritas Foligno Delegation sharing a meal with the staff of Caritas Nyeri.

Caritas Foligno Delegation sharing a meal with the staff of Caritas Nyeri.