A GROUP of students and teachers from Coláiste Éaman Rís in Callan will travel to Zambia next Easter as part of the of the Edmund Rice Developing World Immersion Programme.
The purpose of this programme is to encourage Christian Brother Schools from the developed world to connect
with projects that the Christian Brothers are involved in in countries like Zambia. The 11 students and three teachers travelling will be exposed to the social and cultural realities of Zambia.
This Easter, Mr. Tommy Butler, Mr. Martin Walsh and Mr. Canice Hickey travelled to Zambia. The purpose of
this trip was to decide where the students of C.B.S Callan would be needed the most and also where they would get the greatest experiences when they arrive there in 2014. Mr Hickey who recently returned from the African country said that if the students return with the same positive reports that the teachers have returned with then the trip in 2014 is sure to be a most worthwhile and life changing experience.
It is hoped this trip will be mutually beneficial, for those from C.B.S. Callan who travel and also for those they encounter while in Zambia. Over the course of the next year Coláiste Éamann Rís will be having various fundraising events to finance this journey and also to support the work of many worthwhile causes in Zambia. The support of all who have contributed thus far and those who may support us in the future is very much appreciated by all at Coláiste Éamann Rís.