The Leaving Certs continued a very important tradition last Thursday night 11th December by fasting for 24 hours and sleeping in school overnight for Sr Angela Hartigan. Sr Angela is a former principal who now works in the slums in Mukuru in Kenya. We here in St Joseph’s support her work by filling sponsorship cards and fundraising for her each Christmas.
In an email that Sr Angela sent to us on the night of our fast she told us that
“it has been a very difficult year for us in Kenya, mainly due to the ongoing insecurity from Al Kaeda in our neighbouring country, Somalia. Apart from that there are severe restrictions on travel into and out of Kenya due to the Ebola crisis in West African countries. Our Students grow in numbers and we now have an enrolment of over 300 students. Our previous supporter, an elderly Indian businessman, used to supply us with some food for lunches for the students. For most of our students this was their only meal each day. Now this man is retiring from business and will not be able to supply us with the maize and beans which we serve for lunch each day. Your support will be most appreciated to feed the hungry for 2015 and beyond. I thank Tulla for continuing to stand by us and helping us out of this crisis.
If you feel extra pangs during your fast know that you will be in the company of most of our students who remain hungry during holiday time waiting and hoping for school to reopen and fill their stomachs as well as their minds.
My very sincere thanks to all the organizers, participants and supporters of the now famous Tulla Fast for Mukuru, Kenya
Love and blessings,
Watch out for us on Thursday and Friday next when we have our flag day on the streets of Tulla!!!!
A big well done to all the Leaving Certs and their teachers who participated in the Fast.