UCG Reunion Secures Laptops for Zambia

The monies raised at the 1978-1981 Reunion that took place on the weekend of November 30th to December 1st 2013 was used, along with an additional contribution from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway, to provide ten laptops for the students in a Zambian school supported by the Alan Kerins Projects charity. 
Thank you to all those people that attended that wonderful weekend and in the process helped such a worthy cause that has strong links to our own alma mater. 
Below is a letter from Pearse O'Toole of the Alan Kerins Projects.
Le beannacht,
Brendan Smith
Llando one of the Zambian students being presented with a laptop by Alan Kerins
Dear Brendan & Team,

This is a quick note to say a huge Thank You for your recent donation of 10 laptops to the Alan Kerins Projects.

Alan Kerins Projects have been working in Western Zambia since 2005. We have supported and continue to support orphanages, schools and rehabilitation centres for some of the most inspiring children one could ever meet. A partnership between ourselves and The Presentation Sisters has allowed hundreds of children to benefit from our ‘Education for All’ programme throughout the past 10 years. Last year saw the first of the children from the orphanage there continue on to third level education. This was a milestone for all involved and a very emotional one at that.

As part of a ’Discovery’ trip to Zambia we carried with us 10 laptops kindly donated by your group. Handing over these laptops to students about to embark on third level education will stand out as one of the most emotional moments in the participants lives. The pride and determination beaming from each student as they received their new gift was a telling experience for us all.

Your generosity has enabled the next generation of teachers, doctors and engineers in a land so rich in determination. For this we say ‘Míle Buíochas’.

From All at Alan Kerins Projects, Thank You.

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