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25 Jun 2022

Up and away to Uganda for Tullamore school

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It was ‘up, up and away’ when a student and teacher from Tullamore jetted out from Dublin Airport on the experience of a lifetime, to tropical Africa, last weekend.

It was ‘up, up and away’ when a student and teacher from Tullamore jetted out from Dublin Airport on the experience of a lifetime, to tropical Africa, last weekend.

Teacher Fiona Graham and student Jack Dooley from Tullamore College joined a group from Self Help Africa on the Irish charity’s annual study visit to Uganda.

The Tullamore duo were part of a group representing five Irish secondary schools who had been working on a programme of classroom development education activities with Self Help Africa over the past year. Their trip was the result of a programme of fundraising undertaken by the school, with Jack being chosen to participate following interviews and assignments.

During the week long visit the Irish group will travel with Self Help Africa to meet rural communities with whom the charity is working in Uganda.

They will spend time with artisan craftspeople and learn how to make improved beehives, will discover the vital role that locally based seed multiplication has to play in the lives of local farmers, meet student counterparts in a rural Ugandan secondary school, and see other activities being supported by Self Help Africa in the country.

A programme of cultural events are also planned, including a boat visit to Lake Victoria and the source of the River Nile.

To find out more about the trip and the work of Self Help Africa visit: www.selfhelpafrica.org

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