The missionaries then headed to the town of Naivasha, to be the very first missionary group to work at St. Therese Development Center.
The missionaries reached out to three different local communities. The first one was at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School for Girls. There they split the 250 girls into four groups. It is important to note that the young women and children of Naivasha are troubled with such issues as discouragement, prostitution, rape, drugs and abuse. The workshop, entitled The Pursuit of Happiness, was geared to encourage the young girls to express and talk out their fears and concerns. The five days were broken up to include topics of dreams, ambitions, career choices, gender equality, morality and sexuality.