Bennekerry NS helps Martin with Kenya volunteer project
Published 31/12/2013 | 05:24
Pupils from Bennekerry National School were delighted to do their bit to help a local man in his quest to help some of the poorest children in Africa. Martin Power from Graiguecullen will travel to Kenya in January with The Ray of Sunshine Foundation in a bid to improve the lives of some of the children there.
Martin will join a group of volunteers from all over the country who will undertake a project to build six new classrooms in a remote village near Mombasa. Overcrowding in schools is a massive problem all over Africa, with many children having no access to education at all.
When they heard of some of the problems affecting children of a similar age in Africa, the boys and girls at Bennekerry National School were only to happy to help. Many of them made a donation from their own savings and their generosity was commended by their teachers at the school.
Martin will also be very well-known as the caretaker at Carlow CBS where older siblings of many students at Bennekerry would attend. Martin is looking forward to embarking on his voyage and has thanked the local community for all their support.