KENYA TRIP: Sheree Murphy, Adrienne Brosnan and Eddie Sheehy (Founder and Trustee of the Kenya Education Project) and Emma Cronin.

By Michelle Crean

Three local teachers are planning to volunteer this month in Kenya – bringing with them €1,000 which was raised locally.

The Maths teachers, Sheree Murphy, Adrienne Brosnan and Emma Cronin from St Brigid’s Presentation, Killarney, will be jetting off on June 12 next as volunteers with the Kenya Education Project.

The project, founded in 2003, is based in the slum village of Embulbul, 25km south of Nairobi, where there are many homes without running water or electricity and very poor sanitation.

On Wednesday, May 22 in the Deenagh River the teachers held a duck race where students and staff of St Brigid’s sponsored a rubber duck and it helped to raise over €1,000.

“It proved to be a very enjoyable day as well as raising vital funds for the project,” Sheree Murphy said.

“The money the girls raised will help sponsor students to attend school as well as feed many children. In terms of fundraising donations, €200 will provide sponsorship for a student to attend secondary school in Embulbul for a year. €100 will sponsor a child to attend primary school and provide them with a hot meal each day and €50 will feed a child in the orphan feeding programme for one month.”