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Volunteers celebrate successful South Africa challenge

Orphan house in South Africa75 volunteers joined the Slí Eile South Africa Challenge this summer. They were mainly 6th year graduates of the Jesuit schools, but they were joined by volunteers from Terenure College and a host of friends and partners of the Jesuits in Ireland. They raised €45,000, which funded the materials and local labour for the construction of an orphan house in the Franklin Township, and every two weeks a new group went out to work on the construction. The orphan house has since been completed. On Saturday afternoon, in Belvedere Hotel, the Slí Eile South Africa Volunteers gather to celebrate their achievement and to present John Clarke, of Friends in Ireland, with a cheque for €45,000.