Consortium for Street Children, sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fr Patrick Shanahan who died on Sunday. Patrick was an inspiration to many in the street children community having founded and led many organisations in Africa, including StreetInvest.
Patrick was an indefatigable champion of street-connected children, having dedicated much of his life to supporting and advocating for them. In 2011 he was awarded the Consortium for Street Children’s Street Child Champions Award in recognition of his unwavering commitment to street children. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and were touched by his work. We hope that memories of him will live on in others to fight for street children’s dignity and rights in the admirable way in which he did.
Follow this link to see StreetInvest’s announcement: http://www.streetinvest.org/news–articles/streetinvest/farewell-patrick-shanahan