Killeeshil girl making friends in Africa on charity mission
Three Tyrone gaels are showing their charitable spirit by helping to build homes for the poor in South Africa.
Claire Hegarty from Killeeshil, Roisin McSorley from Beragh and Eilish Gormley from Carrickmore are based in the village of Supingstad on the Botswana border with South Africa with the Friends of Africa project.
The girls have spent the last few weeks teaching in Malcom Manhope High School and will begin a two week building project next on 30th July.
The girls will be making Adobe bricks to help build homes for the poor in an outlying township. Most of the people here live in one room tin houses so the demand for homes is huge.
The projects here are about educating the locals on how to make these free bricks from mud and sand so they will be able to construct their own homes.
The girls, along with six other volunteers are staying with SMA Father Martin Walsh. All three worked hard to raise about £10,000 which will be spent of Friends of Africa projects in South Africa.
So far, the girls have had an incredible experience and have been blown away by the spirit of the South African people. They send their thanks to all of those who donated money to them or assisted with fundraising events. The money is being very well spent and going to those people most in need.
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