Core Group & Volunteering

The Castleknock Third World Partnership was established by the Parish Pastoral Council in 2008, as part of the Our Lady Mother of the Church’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations.

Castleknock Parish is partnered with the rural parish of Metcha Boroddo in Ethiopia, which is situated 50 miles west of Addis Ababa.

Volunteering – why join:

  • Make a real difference to the lives of others
  • Join a dynamic, enthusiastic, activity focused group
  • Regular meetings – group meets every 2 weeks
  • Opportunity to travel – visit Ethiopia

Progress to date (2008 – 2010) includes:

1. Educational Support which included:

  • School fee
  • Stationery
  • Medication
  • Hygiene
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • School Uniform (annually)

For

  • 100 Students 2008/09
  • 185 Students 2009/10

2. Summer training course for 8 teachers

  • Up-skill teachers to diploma/degree level over 4 years

3. Computer Laboratory (in partnership with Camara)

  • 21 Computers, desks & chairs.
  • Computer training for 2 teachers
  • Printer/Scanner/Photocopier

4. Church Restoration Project (in partnership with the Vincentians)

  • Structural restoration project 2010
  • Choir uniforms & organ

5. Donations by Parishioners

  • Football kits – 2 sets
  • Laptops donate

6. Choir uniforms & organ

7. Built a house for an elderly Pensioner (pilot)

8. Built a Dry Toilet for needy family (pilot)

On-Going projects (2010/11)

1. Educational Support For

  • 185 Students 2010/11

2. Summer training course for 8 teachers

  • Up-skill teachers to diploma/degree level over 4 years

Projects under consideration (2011):

1. New Houses

  • New Houses & Dry Toilets required for 40 needy families

2. Improved/modernised Farming methods

3. Vocational Training for school leavers

  • Skills training/qualification in trades

4. Repairs to the Road & Bridge

  • Only connection between the village and the main road
  • Road & Bridge damaged during rainy season

5. Health Clinic

  • Birthing Couch

6. Leper Colony

  • Provision of toilets for 30 families
  • Treatment for children -to prevent Leprosy in later life
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