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Slí Eile goes far and wide

jamaica_01The ninth year of Slí Eile’s International Volunteering programme saw 31 young adults travelling to Colombia, Zambia and Jamaica for three weeks in July. In Bogota, Colombia, nine volunteers worked in two projects: an orphanage for special-needs children and a school for the children of destitute parents. Hosted by the Jesuit community, the volunteers said that it was a life-changing experience. In Lusaka, Zambia, twelve volunteers worked in four projects: Bauleni Community, St. Laurence’s Home for Street Kids, Our Lady’s Hospice and Mother Teresa’s Hospice. And in Kingston, Jamaica, ten volunteers worked in the summer school for children organized by the Jesuit parish of St Anne’s. This year the volunteers raised over €42,000 for the projects. Anyone interested in signing up for next year should contact Debbie (pictured here) at (01) 8943165 (or [email protected]).The closing date for applicants is 20th November.