A List of Facts

My name is Pádraic. It is also Patrick.

I live in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.

I spend a lot of time in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I used to live in and still regularly visit Malawi.

An Irish citizen, I was born in South Africa.

I have also lived in England, France, and Belgium.

I have a mother who, among other things, makes beautiful gardens, sometimes for other people. She blogs at Jardin.

I run The Nsanja Project, a platform for creatives.

I am involved in Lake of Stars, the festival on the shores of Lake Malawi.

I run advocacy and communications for the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

I facilitated for Higher Education at the Margins in Dzaleka refugee camp.

I taught at St. Joseph’s in Kasungu, Malawi.

I helped to set up Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, also in Kasungu.

I filmed some of the construction progress, some portraits of Kasungu workers, an original song by schoolchildren, the visit of the Jesuit General, and an interview with a local teacher.

I filmed Menes and The Very Best perform at the City of Stars festival in Lilongwe, Malawi.

I filmed schoolchildren recite Q Malewezi’s poem ‘Anything‘.

I also filmed their short play Education Is A Key.

I made the music video Mwanayo for Sirius.

I almost made a documentary in Syria called These Stones Remain.

I almost launched the Malawi Arts Review.

I plan to shoot a film in Ireland and Malawi in 2015.

I like making lists.

I dislike sentences beginning with “I”.

You can contact me by sending an email to nsanjaplatform@gmail.com.