CBS students off to finish building project in Zambia

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

On Friday night at the Wexford School's Talent Show 2015 in Aid of Conor Larkin's journey to Zambia with Wexford CBS Zambia Immersion Project were Ciara Rogan, Emily Quigley, Jamie Rea Brennan, Ruth Bridges and Emma Busher
On Friday night at the Wexford School's Talent Show 2015 in Aid of Conor Larkin's journey to Zambia with Wexford CBS Zambia Immersion Project were Ciara Rogan, Emily Quigley, Jamie Rea Brennan, Ruth Bridges and Emma Busher

SIXTEEN students and two teachers from the CBS in Wexford will be travelling to Zambia on June 12 to help with work on finishing a building project that the last group of CBS students to visit dug foundations for in 2013.

The trip is in affiliation with Zamda Ireland, a registered charity based out of St. Joseph's CBS, Fairview in Dublin.

'We have more fundraising to do in the next few weeks and are hoping to be contributing between €10-12k directly to Zamda which will help fund 'Sables', a centre for the street children in Kabwe,' said teacher Mary Barnwell.

The money raised will be used to finish building the new premises for Sables, which offers food, clothing, medical care, emergency overnight accommodation, counseling, education and vocational training for over eighty O.V.C.s (orphaned and vulnerable children). The money raised will be used to finish building the new premises for Sables.

These children often find themselves begging on the streets, stealing or prostituting themselves just to stay alive. In 'Sables' the children are provided with two meals a day, vitamin supplements, sports and recreation, clothing and a child-centred education which gives these children the basics and an opportunity to progress into the regular school system .

Mary said any additional funds raised between now and the trip will continue to go directly to those who need it most.

If anyone wishes to make a donation (however small) directly to the CBS group fund, they can contact cbswexgc@gmail.com to find out more. Additional information is also available at www.zamdaireland.com.

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