April 23, 2015

Hope Foundation TY Trip to Kolkata 2015


Over the Easter holidays , three TY Students: Dáire Lynch, Daniel Traas and Daragh Johnson along with Ms.C O Dwyer travelled to Kolkata with the Hope Foundation. The students spent the last six months fundraising for the projects and were able to see the amazing work that the volunteers from  the Hope Foundation do in over 64 projects in Kolkata .









IMG_5016The group which comprised of over fifty Irish students spent the week in Kolkata where they visited homes run for girls and boys who have been taken  out of difficult circumstances.

IMG_4912The group also visited slums where they  witnessed the awful conditions that the people live in. The students got the  opportunity to visit coaching centres , creches and hospitals which are run by  the Hope Foundation.IMG_4954



The Immersion Programme is an amazing initiative  Irish teenagers benefit from seeing first hand the  horrendous conditions that the street children live  in as well as learning more about the issues  developing Countries are facing.
IMG_5042 The experience is  something that  will stay with the  students and their  teacher for the rest of their lives.