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Africa Projects or Lasallian Developing World Projects came into existance in the early 1980's to continue missionary work in underdeveloped countries. The brainchild of Brother Kevin MacEvoy (Currently Kenya) and carried on by Brother Tom Walsh (Currently India), the current Project Coordinator is Brother Mike Finnerty (Ireland)
Provide Education, Medication and Select Building Structures to people in small rural regions of underdeveloped countries for whom a little counts for a lot.
Good, Better Best. Never Give Up, Until The Good Becomes Better And The Better is Best.
Select Video Link: Hekima School, Marsabit, North Kenya
Project Leader: Tom O'Neill
Project Ground Coordinator: Brother Tom Walsh (India)
Detail: Brother Tom Walsh:
At present the twelve classrooms, principals office, staff room and secretary's office on the ground floor are completed up to painting level and the hanging of the doors and shutters on the windows, while up stairs they are half ready to put the concrete for the roof as you can see from the photos and I hope the entire roof can be on in the next ten days and that it will be ready and opened in June for the new academic year.
27 classrooms in all and including a library and computer room.
It is a village consisting of about 400 people. It is about 13 kms from Chetpet, a major Panchayat and e Vicariate in Vellore Diocese. It is about 51 kms from Thirnvannamalai and 50 kms from Villupuram and 83 kms from Vellore.
Accommodation for volunteers:
It is a retreat house, situated near a foot hill. It is very quite and serene. It is administered by the Sisters of St. Annes. They have 10 rooms with western toilets facilities. Drinking water is good and pure. St. Thomas Hospital is just 2 kms away from this place. The hospitl is 2kms away from the retreat house and 15 kms away from the project site. They do 24 hours medical service. It is run by the religious congregation.
It is a small town. It has shopping centers and a market. It has a main bus-stand to all the villages and towns around.
St. Joseph R.C.M High school, Mosavadi (Post), Peranamallur Via, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu, South India. India.
Members of the Lasalle Providance Community:
* Bro. Thomas Michael,
* Bro. Nester,
* Bro. Jude Rayen.
Bro. Thomas Michael, Headmaster & Correspondent, Mobile No: 9443726640, E-mail: [email protected]
St. Joseph's R.C.M High school is a newly upgraded school by the Brothers in a very remote village. A typical village school, which serves the poor boys and girls of age from 5 to 16 years. It was a Middle school run by the Diocese and the DLS Brothers took over this school in June 2008 and upgraded it to a High School. The strength had increased from 41 to 225 this year and likely to be increased more next year due to the completion of the new classrooms.
It is just a kilometre from the project site.
Br Michael information:
At present there are two old classrooms. The Brothers sleep in one classroom in the night time and about 20 children sleep in the other. There is a church near by and after morning Mass it becomes three classrooms. So there is a huge need here. At the moment 15 volunteers including myself have signed up and are definite about going because I they have all paid 500 Euro up front. I requested this to show their commitment and they were very happy to do so. It also means that we can plan efficiently. At the moment quite a few have had fund raising events. The target they have to meet is 3000 Euro and most will surpass that. The more we get the better as we will probably be able to finance the whole project. We will leave on leave on 2nd July, flying from Dublin to Heatrow and then to Chennai. From there it will be a three hour journey by road.
Project Leader: TBA (Ireland)
Project Ground Coordinator: Harish Mohan (Kenya)
Details: The North Kenya Project for 2010 will cover Orphanage work, working with our Sisters in a Handicapped Centre and Teaching. The Project will be based in Dirib Gombo, Marsabit, North Kenya. This stunning location is home to many tribes of Western Africa. The LDWP help interaction among Tribal children through the provision of education in Lasallian Schools. A harsh environment surrounded by two massive deserts. Our Volunteers will be exposed to Local Communities of Tribal people, beautiful landscapes and the willdlife of Western Africa.
Project Leader: Brother Mike Finnerty
Project Ground Coordinator: TBA
Details: Very mixed race village which is at a pivotal junction. It is about 45 miles (75km) from Jimeta-Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State. limate if generally very dry and hot, but July is generally at the beginning of the rainy season and so can get cooler which is suitable to most Irish people. It is much hotter thanwe get here, but is tolerable. Humidity can be high during the month of July, but is not continuously humid. This comes before a rainfall, which could last during the day, generally. Dries up again afterwards fairly quickly and does not disturb work very much, carefulness is the answer to avoiding health problems.
Project Leader: Tara Coady (Ireland)
Project Ground Coordinator: Father Baraki (Ethiopia):
Details: (to follow)
Robe is located approx 12 to 16 hours drive from the Ethiopia capital of Adis Ababa. The journey passes through Sheshemane and on to Adaba before crossing the Bale Mountains and on to Robe. Father Baraki is the local Catholic Priest how has built his compound from nothing over the past thirty years. The compound is home to a large Primary school and also houses the Volunteers accommodation. The buildings and rooms are basic. The surrounding area is prone to drought and the local community battle the elements to improve their life.
The LDWP’s have Projects in Robe, Goba and Allemghane, in this region. In 2010, under the Leadership of Tara Coady, we hope to continue our help in the Robe Primary School, provide support in the orphanage at Goba and complete a school building programme in Allemghane.
Please contact us if you are will to travel to Ethiopia, with our Projects in July, 2010.