Building Schools in Kenya Event:
Date: 12-10-2013

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My Personal Message

Hey Guys,

This will be my forth trip with the Niall Mellon Township Trust. This year we are moving to Kenya, Nairobi to be specific.

The project for this year will be focusing on schools and it is called “Mellon Educate”. The charity has already visited visited a number of schools in the slums surrounding Nairobi and the children (just like in South Africa) are smiling and happy even though they live in poverty and they are educated in buildings that are falling down and unsafe.

In 2003 the Government of Kenya introduced “free primary education” which has led to huge overcrowding and in some circumstances to classes being conducted outside as there are too many pupils to be accommodated in the existing shack buildings, with little or no sanitation.

The aim this year is to give these children the proper facilities - classrooms, sanitation and a safe environment to allow them to learn, develop and grow. If these children receive a decent education, they improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Education in Ireland is ours by right. As a volunteer for the Niall Mellon Township Trust, I would like to be able to help the children of the slums in Nairobi to have the opportunity to learn and to play, to be children, not child labour.

So yet again, I am asking for your help. Any donation you can give would be appreciated and will be helping an amazing charity to do fantastic work.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Niall Mellon Township Trust

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is an Irish voluntary construction charity for overseas community development in Africa. For 10 years, we have been building houses throughout the year in the townships of South Africa. We ran skills development programmes, training people from those townships in a wide range of construction disciplines. Annually we organised a short-term volunteer overseas programme, a “Building Blitz” bringing volunteers to build houses in the townships. 100,000 people in South Africa, have been housed as a result of the charity initiatives. In 2013, the charity focus is shifting to Kenya, our project charter to build schools and develop education in underprivileged communities

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Carmel McIntyre 09-06-2013 Donation €20.00 Gach dea-ghui!
cristin mc intyre 27-05-2013 Donation €20.00 Keep up the good work Claire.