Deputy Ambassador Lisa Doherty welcomed 26 students from Dublin to the Irish Embassy on Friday.
The pupils from Blackrock College, which was founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1960 are spending a week in Kenya with Irish NGO Aidlink to experience what life is like as secondary school students in the country.
Aidlink used their Twitter account to thank the Irish Embassy for their ‘warm hospitality’ and for telling their ‘immersion students’ from Dublin about their work in Kenya.
Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1982 by a group of volunteers, Aidlink is committed to combating poverty in Africa. Over the past 35 years years the NGO has evolved from an entirely voluntary organisation working on short-term development projects in up to 17 countries around the world, to the Aidlink of today, with a small but committed team of four staff based in Dublin, investing in longer-term, sustainable development programmes in three programme counties.
Operating through partnership in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana, the Aidlink development programme focuses on reaching some of the world’s poorest communities, delivering life-changing improvements in the areas of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene), Educational Environments, Community Health and Agriculture.