In October 2010 twenty-two Irish volunteers travelled to Kilimanjaro to work on the school site.

The volunteers paid for their own flights and accomodation and fund=raised for the materials they used.

Kilimanjaro Direct aims to put all donations into the projects and all work is voluntary.

Every day the builders worked extremely hard in the heat and at the end of their trip they had roofed the Administration block and built four new classrooms.

Each evening some of the volunteers visited local families who live in mud huts. The volunteers were shocked to see the living conditions of the people - many with very little food were sleeping on the ground. Many of the mud huts were crumbling with the rain coming in.

They brought food and some clothes and toys for the children.

April 16th -30th 2011 another group will travel to work on the site. If you are interested please write to Sheila Ryan Presentation Secondary Kilkenny, Ireland or email

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