Rewarded for charitable achievements – two Kilkenny students embark on experience of a lifetime
BY COLIN BARTLEY
TWO Kilkenny students are to embark on the experience of a lifetime as they fly off to Africa to spend time with a charity embedded in the continent’s community life.
Concern Fast superstars, Eoin and Peter, from CBS Kilkenny are off to Sierra Leone to visit communities in which Concern Worldwide is working, and are being accompanied by their teacher, Ms Evison.
The boys and their teacher are embarking on the trip to the West African state after CBS Kilkenny was announced Concern Fast 2018 winners after raising over €3,000.
The trio set off from Dublin Airport this morning, joined by students from Largy College, Clones, Co. Monaghan, this year’s winners of the Concern Schools Debating competition.
Concern Worldwide has been operating in Sierra Leone since 1996 going there in the wake of one of Africa’s worst civil wars in recent history.
The programmes Concern provides to the communities in the western African state involve rebuilding whole villages in the wake of flooding, plus other infrastructural projects, education programmes, and health programmes.