A Life Changing Experience

Posted on 06. Sep, 2006, in Charity, Church Teachings, Faith and JusticeNo Comments

We have just celebrated the great excitement of the hurling finals and the passion of the players.  But that passion is not confined to the field.  In January 2005 the Galway hurler Alan Kerins took three-months unpaid leave of absence from his job as a physiotherapist to work on an outreach programme with the Presentation Sisters at the Cheshire Home in Mongu, the main township of Western Province in Zambia. The township lies on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in the poorest region of the country.  What Alan saw there triggered a fundraising campaign that has since helped change lives and futures forever. Miriam Gormally asked Alan to tell his story.   

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