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An Athlone man became the latest from the town to reach the roof of Africa when he conquered Mount Kilimanjaro last week (September 13) as part of a Simon Community challenge.
An Irish contingent will climb Africa’s highest peak and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in order to raise funds for Goal’s Horn of Africa Crisis Response and Cementing Communities, a non-profit organisation established with the aim of empowering communities in the developing world.
Galwegians are being asked to contribute books for a special art library for Saharawi artists based in Tinduff refugee camps located in the Sahara desert in Algeria.
At the United Nation’s desert outpost in Smara, Western Sahara, there is one native English-speaker, one Irish person, and one woman; Captain Aine Flynn of Athlone.
Ireland’s economic difficulties paled into insignificance as members of the Westport/Aror (Kenya) Partnership travelled through the Mukuru slum of Nairobi recently. The team from Westport (Michael O’Donnell, Gertie Foley, Margaret Joyce and Barbara Rabbett) were on their way to visit a dispensary, run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary, to see how funds sent from Westport had been put to use by the Sisters. As they made their way slowly through the slum towards the dispensary, they were overwhelmed by the sights and putrid smells of poverty, misery, and filth that surrounded them. It was hard to endure, even for a short time. And yet, these are the living conditions of almost two million people in Nairobi.
In September 2011, the Irish development aid agency Bóthar will send a group of trekkers to take on the challenge of both climbing Kilimanjaro and raising funds for the charity.
Kilkenny-born top 10 recording artist Darren Holden has commited himself to the Climb for Kids Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge in association with 2FM in aid of the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
IT’S STRANGE but many people actually think of and refer to Africa as if it were one country, not a continent of many and diverse nations.
A memorial tree will be planted on the Salthill Promenade next week to honour the life of Galway-based photographer Trent Keegan just days after what would have been his 34th birthday.