Initiates Lenten Rice Bowl Campaign
Cabrini High School will host Catholic Relieve Services Speaker Gabriella Rakotomanga on campus Wed. Feb. 3.
Cabrini, a CRS Platinum Global High School Partner, invited Rakotomanga to kick off the school’s Lenten Rice Bowl offerings with a speech in the chapel. Rakotamanga is native to Madagascar and the country’s Project Manager for CRS, supervising humanitarian aid efforts in the island nation off the Southeast coast of Africa. Ninety percent of Madagascar’s 23 million inhabitants are impoverished, subsisting on less than $2 per day.
In her 25 years of service with CRS, Rakotamanga has held a variety of supervisory positions, including a year as base manager and head of office for the CRS response team in Sri Lanka after that country was devastated by a tsunami in 2004. Rakotomanga will recount her efforts in Sri Lanka after one of the worst natural disasters of this century, and her years in Madagascar combating hunger and disease on behalf of Catholic Relief Services.