Thomas Awiapo, CRS Global Solidarity Coordinator, Ghana, returns to the U.S. to share his truly inspiring story of survival and success. Orphaned before the age of 10, Thomas survived bleak poverty and hunger in his small African village. His search for food led him to school, where he eventually won scholarships to attend college.
The purpose of Thomas's trip is to thank Catholic communities for their support and to raise awareness about hunger, relief, and development in developing countries. He will also highlight the impact of the CRS Rice Bowl program.
Thomas will be available between the dates of March 28-30, 2014, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The presentation is appropriate for a Lenten Soup Night Gathering, a Generations of Faith Program, a Confirmation student program, a parish program held after Sunday Mass, or assemblies of several grades of students.
To make arrangements for a visit to your Catholic School or Parish, contact Lynn Campbell. (203) 777-7279, firstname.lastname@example.org