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The Hisory of Hayden Hall

Hayden Hall I was actually bought in 1969 from the Patton Family, whose two-storied wooden-and-glass home was called Albert Lodge, on the then MacKenzie Road, the present Laden La Road. Originally accommodated the library, a nigh college, and rooms for some lay staff , while the top floor was used as Hayden Hall’s office, (which supervised a number of the social work activities that Hayden Hall was later to expand into its Mother and Child Health Programme and Feeding Programmes), and a residence for the Jesuits, originally Fr. Burns and then Fr. Macdonald. The centre was named after and Irish Jesuit Priest Father Edward Hayden, who supported the work done at the centre and his commitment to Christ’s mission to the poor. The building accommodated programme offices., the Functional Literacy Shop, the Carpet Weaving rooms, the Library, and the Godownsfor CRS food rations.