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Crosshaven Students Heading For Kolkata

Crosshaven Students Heading For Kolkata

Grace Murphy and Shauna Duane, both Crosshaven Colaiste Muire students, are embarking on a school immersion programme with the Hope Foundation, to visit the street children of Kolkata early next year. The Hope Foundation has worked closely with Irish secondary schools, offering the students the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata, (formerly Calcutta), and making a real difference to the lives of street and slum children, their families and communities. They will spend time visiting a wide range of projects across all Hope’s programme areas; they will interact with children and adolescents who are supported by these projects. They will learn about the background of these projects, visiting the street children in the slums, orphanages and how they operate, as well as immersing themselves in Indian culture. The school immersion programme is a wonderful opportunity for young people to get a better understanding of real poverty and for them to make their contribution and input to promote immediate and lasting change in the lives of these underprivileged people. Shauna and Grace have made a great start in the fundraising for the Hope Foundation, in between studying for their Junior Cert. They are organising fundraising days and selling Hope chocolate bars to raise funds for the Hope Foundation. They would like to thank everyone for their great support locally, including Bernard and Conor from Centra Crosshaven for their upcoming Pizza Day in October in the school, Nina Casey from Buckley’s Bar, Crosshaven for selling their bars, Miriam and the team from Ups a Daisy Montessori, Crosshaven and Mary and the team from Breath of Fresh Air Montessori and Creche, Aghamarta for their fundraising days, Mary Cleary and the team from Heronswood Childcare for their generous donation, the girls’ and boys’ national schools, Crosshaven for their upcoming events, Boots Pharmacy team, Carrigaline and everyone else who supported them on their adventure and a big thank you to Vincent and the team in the Carrigdhoun Newspaper for his support and the advertising is very much appreciated. The girls will be in SuperValu Shopping Mall on 30th June to hold a raffle and sell Hope chocolate bars, so please support them and this very worthy cause wherever you come across them. The girls will be holding raffles in all locations where they will be selling the Hope chocolate bars. Among the prizes are a Boots hamper, a quilt made by Assumpta Lydon, paintings by Noel Armstrong and a handbag donated by Devilish Designs by Gina. Thanks again to everyone for their wonderful support.

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