Blog by Medaille CEO Garry Smith
This year, although Medaille launched a new Saint Bakhita prayer card, we did not hold an event on the feast of Saint Bakhita which instead gave me the opportunity to accept an invitation to events hosted by Talitha Kum https://www.talithakum.info/en in Rome.
I wanted to maximise the opportunities that this short visit offered, so on Friday afternoon I had a meeting with the Regional Coordinator for Western Europe for the Migrants & Refugees Section of the Vatican. I was able to highlight to her that Medaille is the biggest provider of safe house beds for victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK with 116 beds. I was also able to let her know that we want to share our knowledge and experience with other organisations in order to develop best practice. We discussed various ideas for networking and it was a really positive meeting.