Thirteen students from Transition Year and fifth year in Colaiste Eamann Rís, Callan, will travel to Embulbul in Kenya as part of the school's Kenyan Immersion Project 2017.
The students will be accmpanied by Mr Ryan, Mr Murtagh and Ms Griffin. The team will travel next Easter for a period of 10 days.
The aim of the project is to immerse themselves fully in the poverty-stricken region of Embulbul, which is located outside of Nairobi. They will mix with the local people, visit their schools and homes, and develop a better understanding of how they live their day-to-day lives.
The Immersion Project will provide the students with a life-changing experience and allow them the opportunity to develop both as individuals and as a team.
A number of fundraising events have been completed, and the current fund stands at approximately €17,000. It's hoped that this money will help improve the standard of living for the citizens of Embulbul.
Each student, along with a personal contribution, has been working hard to organise various fundraising activities. Their goal is to reach €30, 000, and further fundraising initiatives are to follow, such as a tractor run, street bucket collection in Kilkenny, school talent show and raffle, 5km run and a Nowlan Park bucket collection.
With the continued support of staff, students, parents and the people of Callan and surrounding areas, the Kenyan Immersion Project 2017 will be a huge success.