A local teacher is travelling to Uganda to witness the challenges faced by its people and how local donations are improving lives in the African country.
St Killian’s College teacher Kieran Downey, is part of a group of educators who are travelling to see the work of aid agency Trócaire. He stated: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of the group travelling to Uganda. Our school raises a lot of money for Trócaire every year and I can’t wait to see how that money is spent on the ground. We will be visiting Trócaire projects, meeting Trócaire’s partner organisations and, most importantly, speaking to the ordinary people on the ground. Uganda is an incredibly poor country and I will have the chance to hear how people are coping with the challenges and how our money has helped support them.”
The trip will be led by Trócaire’s Assistant Regional Manager in Northern Ireland, Kevin Donnelly. He declared: “Trócaire has been working in Uganda for many years and it is important that we are able to tell people in Northern Ireland how the money they donate is being put to use. The teachers will be seeing the various projects that Trócaire is involved in and will then be able to bring their stories and experiences back home to share with their schools and their wider local communities. We are in the middle of the Trócaire Lenten campaign which this year focuses on the global water crisis.