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Wexford School does its bit.

zambiaOn the other side of our garden fence here in Wexford is Coláiste Éamonn Rís (Edmund Rice College) for teenage boys. A group of students and teachers from the school are currently fundraising for a community in Kabwe, Zambia, which they are going to visit in June 2013. All the funds (in 2010 eleven boys from the school raised €37,000 in six months) will be used to buy much-needed equipment to improve peoples' lives and will help with the development of a drop-in centre and school called "Sables". Sables has over eighty pupils who are fed, clothed, washed, educated, counselled and medically treated and the most vulnerable amongst them are given emergency accommodation.

This is the school's third time to travel to Zambia under an Irish Christian Brothers' Schools Immersion Project. The boys get to see, first hand, what it's like to live in a third world country without being mere 'slum tourists' but respecting the dignity of their hosts.

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