Second year for S. Africa Challenge

May 22, 2008 in General, News

Belvedere Group for Slí Eile's S.Africa ChallengeGerry Clarke SJ is heading up this summer’s Slí Eile S. Africa Challenge, aimed mainly at graduating students from Jesuit Schools. The project, now in its second year, is based in a rural township of KwaZulu-Natal and involves the Irish volunteers building a community health clinic, and teaching basic computers skills and English. The first group of volunteers from Clongowes fly out on June 21, they complete their two week project before being replaced by other groups from Belvedere, Colaiste Iognaid and the Crescent. Conall O’Cuinn SJ and Paddy Dillane from Slí Eile will also be involved in helping lead the project. [Photo: Belvedere graduates for this year’s project]