Donations to this year’s Galway Advertiser charity fund will go towards extending a secondary school for girls in Tanzania, and funding a centre which looks after young women experiencing a crisis pregnancy in Galway.
The Galway Advertiser Third World fund will go to the Pallotti secondary school in Siuyu, Tanzania, and Life Supported Accommodation, which provides accommodation and support in Galway for women experiencing crisis pregnancy.
The Pallotti school is run by Sr Mary McNulty, originally from Killala in Co Mayo, who has dedicated her life to improving the lot of young women from poor communities in the African country. The school saw 469 students apply this year for 45 places, and she now plans to double the capacity of the school. The funding provided by Advertiser readers and customers will go towards this expansion and will help to provide an education to young people who would otherwise be unable to avail of schooling. Education is a key factor in eliminating poverty in the region.
Money from this year’s Advertiser fundraising drive will also be donated to Life Supported Accommodation.
The service provides accommodation for young women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, as well as emotional support, practical assistance, accessing healthcare and social welfare services. Founded in 2003, the charity has helped more than 100 young women and provides safe, modern accommodation to women during pregnancy and their children’s early years.