High School students Kevin Hogan,Brian Lacey and Michael Cleary with teachers Catherine O Dwyer and Ruth Mockler who will travel to India with the Hope Foundation in February
Three Transition Year students from the High School, Clonmel - Michael Cleary, Kevin Hogan and Brian Lacey, along with their teachers Catherine O'Dwyer and Ruth Mockler - will travel to Kolkata, India with the Hope Foundation next February.
The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children.
The foundation supports children and their communities through 60 on-the-ground projects.
It provides healthcare, counselling and education to ensure that children in its care enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to lead happy lives.
This is a unique opportunity for the students to visit Kolkata and witness first-hand the work of Hope and the extremities of life in Kolkata.
In India the students are introduced to poverty and the realities of street children.
They will be based in Kolkata, where they will interact with children and adolescents who are in the Hope-supported projects.
The students must raise a substantial donation, which will be donated to the projects. At the moment they are very busy fundraising.
They have sold Butler chocolate bars in aid of the Hope Foundation, with great help from the First Years in their school. They also had a very successful Rub and Hug fundraiser during the summer, in conjunction with Uncle Mike's Pet Shop.
The High School students are holding a Vintage Coffee Morning in order to raise funds at Place4U Cafe, Morton Street, Clonmel on this Saturday, 12th November from 10am-12.30pm.
They would very much appreciate your support.