Anna Maria College announces that its Campus Ministry office will host a special presentation featuring Catholic Relief Services Technical Advisor, Peter Kimeu, on September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center at the College’s Paxton Campus.  Mr. Kimeu will address the AMC campus community and others about the work Catholic Relief Services has done for his native country, Kenya, and third world countries around the world.

Mr. Kimeu was born in 1951 during an extended drought and remembers being hungry as a boy.  In September, 2011 The New York Times published his essay, “Remembering a Hungry Childhood.”  Mr. Kimeu witnessed the hunger caused by severe drought in East Africa last year and was part of the global humanitarian response. He is visiting the United States this fall to share with audiences what he witnessed during his visits and talks with the people who are living in the camp and who are working to provide humanitarian relief and long term assistance to prevent and overcome hunger and poverty caused by drought and conflict.

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Katie Hardwick at khardwick@annamaria.edu or at 508-849-3205.

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Peter Kimeu, Bio

Peter Kimeu is the Regional Technical Advisor for Partnership, Solidarity and Justice for CRS East Africa, based in Kenya. Peter has been with CRS for over 31 years in numerous capacities, including: health and development programs, emergencies, community participation and capacity building, project development, monitoring and evaluation, and as the Director of Governance, Global Solidarity & Partnership.

Before joining CRS, Peter was a high school Headmaster for five years, a deputy Headmaster for one year and a teacher for two years. Peter is married to Anne W. Kimeu and is the proud parent of five adult children. Peter enjoys farming, and serves on several Catholic school and hospital boards, NGO boards and other church and community boards.