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Kirby supports Dublin school with their education project

  • March 1, 2016

    Kirby is proud to support the Ireland/India Joint Education project, a remarkable project being overseen by the Transition Year students of John Scottus School in Dublin. Since 2002, John Scottus School and its students have been working with Sr. Cyril Mooney’s Loreto Sealdah School in Kolkata, India helping to build over 30 village schools in rural West Bengal, India, allowing tens of thousands of educationally disadvantaged young people access to an education.

    Last month, a group of transition year students from John Scottus School travelled to Jharkhali, a rural village in West Bengal, where they spent three weeks working alongside students of Loreto School Kolkata and local village children building a roof on the local school.  While in India, the students also engaged in a joint English language teaching programme.

    As part of this initiative the students were tasked with raising enough funds to cover the project costs and provide funding for year round English language training. They hosted a series of fundraising events over the past few months, with their main event, Battle of the Bands, taking place on Saturday 23rd January in the Grand Social, Dublin. This event alone raised over €1,500, bringing the total amount raised by the students to a staggering €7,500.

    Kirby is delighted to have contributed to the students’ fundraising efforts and support this fantastic project.

    Community engagement is very important at Kirby with the company supporting a significant number of local charities and community initiatives each year.

    To learn more about the Ireland/India Joint Education project, visit John Scottus School

    Transition Year students from John Scottus School pictured in Jharkhali, India