Inter Monastic Project – 2010

Inter-Monastic Project – 2010


Six Sixth Year students from our Abbey School flew out this week in the company of Fr John O’Callaghan, osb to continue their mission of teaching and improving the school life in St. Benedict’s School, Hanga Abbey, near Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.      

 This is the third year for a group from the school to support this project. This year thanks to support from Benedictines in Germany and America and other aid agencies in Ireland, plus energetic fundraising by the students themselves, a French engineer is travelling out (at his own expense) with solar panels for the school buildings to insure a continuity of supply of electricity to run the 100 computers the students brought out in 2008.

 This year, apart from teaching the Tanzanian students the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL), they will also spend time in and bring sports equipment to a local orphanage.

As the students pay their own costs, all finance raised for this project is spent on this project.

We hope to be able to provide a summary report of their experiences on their return in August.