Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thomas Awaiapo to Speak About his Journey

Catholic Relief Services Presents
The Story of Ghana’s THOMAS AWIAPO: How Operation Rice Bowl Saved a Life

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Center, Sandia Room
4000 St. Joseph Place NW, Albuquerque
This free program will include information about using Operation Rice Bowl in your family and parish.
Thomas Awiapo has a truly inspiring story of survival and success. Orphaned before the age of ten, Thomas endured bleak poverty and hunger in his small African village in Ghana until Operation Rice Bowl saved his life through a food program at a school started by CRS. He eventually won scholarships to attend college and later earned a Master's degree from California State University.

His story of initiative and his joyful presence has brought inspiration to thousands of people in the U.S. Thomas is in the U.S. visiting schools and parishes during Lent to thank U.S. Catholics for participating in Operation Rice Bowl.
Read more in Empowered for Life: The Thomas Awiapo Story  and/or watch this great video

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