Dreams to Delivery

An Appreciation of the Appreciative

February 2019
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ABSTRACT

This article is reprinted from the August 2011 issue of AI Practitioner, The Impact of Appreciative Inquiry on International Development, guest edited by Mette Jacobsgaard and Irene Nørlund. Father Patrick Shanahan has been instrumental in changing the way street children are viewed in Africa. He has done so through the lens of AI. Fr Patrick relentlessly pursues his dreams and belief that street children are individuals who deserve respect. He is the founder of Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS) and Street Girls Aid (SAID) in Accra, Ghana.

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Author: Patrick Shanahan, Father 

Born in London, 1941, Father Patrick worked in Africa from 1970; co-founded Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS) and Street Girls Aid (S’AID) in Accra, Ghana. He founded Street Child Africa, London and co-founded StreetInvest. He worked exclusively for street children. He died in August 2016.

A film and obituary can be found at: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/30699

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