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The Social Message of St. Josemaria

In October 2002, for the canonization of St. Josemaría, Harambee was born, a foundation for development projects in Africa. Since then, Harambee has contributed to the financing of 46 projects in 17 different countries.

On the tenth anniversary of its birth, Harambee made a balance of its work so far and considered its future direction in a conference held in Rome on October 5at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Taking part were the directors of Harambee together with some of those who have benefited from its projects. Speakers included Rosalinda Corbi, international coordinator of Harambee; Marie-Noëlle Muller; from the Harambee Committee of France; Sister Liliana Ugoletti and Giancarlo Urbani from the Canossian Foundation (Sudan); Bishop Rosario Vella of Ambanja, Madagascar; and Theresa Okafor, director of QAARDAN (Quality Assurance and Research Development Agency), a foundation promoting high standards of education in Nigeria. Also participating was the Prelate of Opus Dei; the text of his address is found in this issue of Romana.

Romana, No. 55, July-December 2012, p. 352.