The 2010 Granaghan Outreach team has recently returned after completing a sixth successful project in Kenya. This year’s project was the new build of classrooms at the Tigithi School. Tigithi is a rural Primary School located in Naro Moru on the slopes of Mount Kenya, surrounded by forest and small farms. The area has faced increasing economic problems with a prolonged drought devastating the crops. The original classrooms had no floors and the structures were made from wood so although the school had a picturesque look, the learning environment was very far from ideal. Within the two week period the team was able to complete the construction of 2 classrooms, leaving Tigithi with a school which provides a safe and comfortable environment to learn in. As well as their manual input into the renovation, the team also had the opportunity to teach and play with the children, visit past projects undertaken by the various Granaghan Outreach teams and visit potential projects for future volunteers.
The team consisted of:
Colm Kelly, Corinne McElhinney, Damian O’Kane, Darragh O’Neill, Gerry Dowdall, John Bradley, John Mulholland, Michael McNicholl, Nicola McGlinchey, Philip Mooney, Seamus Gillen, Shane O”Neill, Stephen Neeson and Tony Conway.