Volunteer Stories

A Salesian experience in the Czech Republic

James Murphy and I are Irish students studying at NUI Maynooth in Kildare. Our time at NUI Maynooth brought us into contact with the Salesian community of St Catherine’s and with the wider Salesian family in Ireland. Today we are proud to say that we are both residents of St Catherine’s hostel in Maynooth and…

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David Byrne

When I was asked to write this article I thought it would be a simple enough task; I just had to give a brief summary of my experience here in India in around one thousand words. Well easier said than done. I think even if I had the scope of a novel to work with…

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Danielle & Gemma

During the 2012/2013 academic year the staff and students of Salesian College Celbridge have been actively raising money for our sister school in Pallithammam, Tamil Nadu in South East India. Our school raised €1000 from a non uniform day with the proceeds of this going towards the development of the basic facilities in the children’s…

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Jane Mellett

“If you’ve come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you’ve come because your liberation is bound with mine, then let us go together.” —Aboriginal Woman. I think this quote sums up my experience of international volunteering. I first went to India in 2001 with Maynooth Mission Outreach and, as most volunteers do,…

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