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Belvedere students go east

belvo_hk_01.jpgStudents from Belvedere College who are currently in Hong Kong were delighted to meet Fr. John Dardis SJ, the Irish Provincial, in Wah Yan, a Jesuit college. Mr. George Tam, Headmaster of Wah Yan is on Fr Dardis’s right and Ms. Marie Louise Bowe (Belvedere College) is seated on his left. Mr. Barry O’Leary (second row on Fr. Dardis’s left) is the coordinator in Belvedere College SJ and Mr. Liam Kelly (front row on Fr. Dardis right) is also a teacher from Belvedere College. The students will teach English in a primary school on mainland China over the coming week. They are themselves studying Chinese culture and language in preparation for this event, the second leg of an exchange with Wah Yan. The exchange is part of Belvedere’s social justice programme that prepares students to take the Gospel message and values to the frontiers.