FoSSL Talk: Paraguay and the Chaco
Venue: Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1BD
Date: 12 Oct 2023
The next Friends of Stony Stratford Library (FOSSL) talk to be held on Thursday 12th October at 7pm in the Library.
Philip Grainger, a Stony Stratford resident will be talking to us on the topic of Paraguay and the Chaco. Here's what Philip says:
"I have been involved in Paraguay for the last 30 years. During that time I have spent three years living and working there as a missionary / nurse and for 20 years I have taken groups of volunteers there to build facilities and help the Indians in the Paraguayan Chaco. Twelve years ago I set up at home for abused girls with a local Paraguayan I had got to know and this home has now been given over to a Paraguayan charity, but we still support it. I would like to share what Paraguay is like: the place, the people, a little of its history and some of its wildlife. It’s a country that not many people know about but it is a fascinating place."
As Philip says, Paraguay is a country not many people know about, and I include myself in that number. We often hear about things - usually notorious - occurring in Brazil, Colombia, and the Amazon rainforest, but little if anything about Paraguay. So this is a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from someone on our own doorstep, who has lived and worked there and has an intimate knowledge of the country, people and wildlife. As we go inexorably into Autumn Philip will share some of his colourful stories and images.
As usual tickets will be available from the Library - from Tuesday 19th September. You can either go in person to pick yours up, or if you ring on 01908 562562 the library staff or volunteers will add you to the list.