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  • An interview in the City of Joy. Eoin Hogan

    Eoin spent three months in the summer of 2015 in the City of Joy, Mazabuka, Zambia. While there he captured the work and atmosphere of the place in these unique interviews with both the Sisters and the young Zambians people who benefit from the work and care there.

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  • South Africa Experience 2014: Catherine Synnott

    There I was last January 2014 thinking that another Christmas was over and the New Year welcomed in and now what! I was thinking that at last my time had come to do that “SOMETHING” that had been niggling away at the back of my mind for so long. I had recently taken early retirement…

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  • Sarah O’Hanlon in Zambia

    Account of my time in The City of Hope:  Sarah O’Hanlon The idea of spending a large chunk of my Summer in Zambia was an exciting one and it wasn’t really until I got on the plane that I began to worry that I hadn’t really thought about what I was getting myself into. Africa…

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  • My Summer Volunteering in the ‘City of Hope’ – Hazel Thornton

    Last summer I set off on a trip of a life-time that would change me as a person. I went to Lusaka, Zambia as a volunteer in an orphanage. I didn’t really know what to expect or how to fully prepare myself. People warned me of the suffering and the poverty. They tried to guide…

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  • Michelle Eustace & Dympna Walsh

    Our volunteering experience at the City of Hope orphanage in Zambia made a huge impact on our lives and indeed on the lives of the children we teach. It was very rewarding for the children of St. Senan’s N.S. to see and hear about the direct impact of the money they helped raise. We were…

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  • A Dream Realised: Mindra Kelly
    • Volunteer

      Never did I think I’d be going to South Africa this summer. I suppose it all started when I was a child. I’ve always wanted to Volunteer and help children who are less fortunate. From a very young age, my mother inspired me; she always explained that helping other people was a generous and…

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  • Jane’s experience in Africa

    My name is Jane. I am a third year medical student. I have dreamed of travelling to Africa to partake in missionary work since I was a young child. This summer I have managed to fulfil this dream thanks to the Salesian sisters. The Salesian sisters live in my parish. I have always admired the…

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Katie Condon in the City of Hope
02 Aug

2017

Our excellent volunteer Katie is currently in our project in the City of Hope in Zambia. read more

A week at the UN
31 Mar

2017

I arrived in Geneva airport on Saturday afternoon at about 2pm local time. There were read more