Scoil Eoin Pupils Help Out Hospital’s ‘Sudan Appeal’

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Scoil Eoin teacher Carol Anne O’Donoghue with members of the Student Council with packages collected of the Sudan Appeal.

PUPILS at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh showed their generosity recently by getting involved in an appeal to help children in Africa.

The Bon Secours hospital got in touch with the school  a few weeks ago asking them to support their ‘Sudan Appeal’.

A team of volunteer clinical and support staff from the hospital will travel to Sudan for one week this Christmas.

This group is directed by Dr. Kamal Abdalla, Consultant Cardiologist. During the visit, the volunteers will reach out to the local community by offering practical support and assistance to local schools.

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The schools in the area are very poorly equipped and have little or no materials for the children. They asked local businesses and schools to put together packs to be given directly to the children.

The packs in an A4 zip top pouch or an A4 plastic button close folder were to include the following: pencil case with pencil, eraser, sharpener, copy, ruler, colouring pencils, markers, crayons etc.

A present which could be a comb, toothbrush, hairclips, purse, small toy etc. could also be included.

In Scoil Eoin the Student Council Members along with their co ordinator Mrs. Carol Anne O’Donoghue took on the appeal as their latest project.

Having told classes all classes in the school about the project, the Student Council collected the parcels from each class and boxed them. In total they collected four hundred parcels.

Breda and Mairead from the Bons collected the parcels on Friday and were shocked at the amount of parcels gathered.

The parcels will set off for Sudan in the morning. On their return to Tralee, they promised to visit Scoil Eoin with photos and  feedback from the trip. Well done to all involved.

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