Book Discussion Excursion July 22nd, 2006

UBUCHINDAMI GOES TO THIKA – FOURTEEN FALLS


THEME: HUMAN DIGNITY AND THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN WORK


World Youth AllianceAfrica invites members and friends to join us at 14 falls on July 22nd 2006 for a day of fun and discussion.  As part of the WYA’s worldwide reading programme UBUCHINDAMI (Joining our thoughts), the day’s discussion will centre on the book Centisimus Annus (a hundred Years) – Not to worry the book and the discussion will both be in English.  The theme is “Human dignity and the dignity of human work”.  Come and meet fellow WYA members while we explore this significant topic in efforts to build a culture of life. Click here to read Centisimus Annus.


FOURTEEN FALLS


The falls are located along the Thika – Garissa Road turning at Makutano Junction in the Ol Donyo Sabuk is, about 1-2 hours drive from Nairobi. This specific site is named so because of the cascading falls of river Chania, pouring 29 meters into a vast deep gorge from fourteen different points.


WHAT TO BRING ALONG



  1. Packed lunch

  2. Drinking water

  3. Read Centisimus Annus and go over the questions for discussion

  4. Bus fare to and fro Ksh300/= (about Ksh120/= to the Falls and another Ksh120/= back) get matatus to Donyo Sabuk at Tusker next to the Thika matatus

  5. Entrance free

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION


Why do you think this article was selected in the context of WYA?


In your opinion, what is it that dignifies work?


Is there a connection between human dignity and the dignity of work or is one dependent/subservient to the other?


How can the state/authorities (employer, socialist, capitalist, communist, Marxist, materialist) respect or disrespect this dignity? (What is the role of the state in protecting human dignity and what is the role of the individual)


Are these ideas applicable in Kenya today? How?


Click here to view more questions.


PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES





























TIME


ACTIVITY


08:30


Arrival


09:00


Departure for Thika/14 Falls


11:00


Arrival and brief tour of the falls


12:00


Lunch


01:00


Games and socialization


02:00


Discussion of the Centisimus Annus article


04:30


Conclusion & departure for Nairobi


06:00


Arrival in Nairobi


Take a matatu to Donyo Sabuk at Tusker matatu stage next to the Thika matatus.


Please register by 17th July 2006 with either:


Tara McElroy: Tara.wya@gmail.com  OR    Susan Nyakiamo: Susan.wyaa@gmail.com