Baba Dogo - Twin Parish

The parish of Mother of Good Counsel at Clare Priory is twinned with the Augustinian parish of the Sacred Heart in Baba Dogo, a suburb of Nairobi in Kenya. Baba Dogo is a poor area of the city, with a very high level of unemployment and with around 80,000 people crammed into the parish boundaries.

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Baba Dogo August 2004

The following text is taken from a moving report of two parishioners' visit in August 2004:-

On 25th August, I and a fellow Clare Priory parishioner, Camilla Whitehouse, flew to Nairobi in Kenya.  For both of us it was to be our first trip to Africa!  Following a long (but comfortable) flight, we finally arrived at Kenyata airport, tired, nervous, excited and perhaps a little bit scared about what the following few days would bring. 

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Baba Dogo Spring 2005

In March 2005, Clare Priory parishioner Tony Hornby went out to Baba Dogo for a 3-month sabbatical, and was joined for a few days in April by Lawrence Garside. This is Lawrence's report:-

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