Jackline Mwikali Mwongela is a Sister of the Institute of the Virgin Mary (Loreto) whose academic preparation was in community-based development and sustainable human development. Before entering religious life, she was a senior social worker, working with people of different ages and social strata, mobilizing and facilitating their development. Since entering the community she has ministered as a pastoral program and counseling coordinator, working with children in need. Presently she is working as a human trafficking advocate.

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Bringing Catholic social teaching to boys recovering from street life

In 2017, I began working as a social worker at Bosco Boys, a program started by Salesian priests to help boys overcome addictions and behaviors learned on the street and get them an education.