St. Mary’s Holy Faith School Killester

A blog from St Mary’s Killester student- Joanna Siewierska  My school hosts an annual walk on the last day before Easter break. This year, we gave it the theme ‘Walk for Water’ to raise awareness about how in countries where access to water is difficult, girls have to walk on average 6 kilometers every day to fetch water for their schools. This, …

Willow Park First Year Walk for Water 2015

 A blog from Willow Park First Year students- Rory Martin, Robert Murphy, Harry Cullen, Robert Nolan, James Lee Oscar Murray, Joshua Baker, Will Boyle, Neil McNally, Mark Morrissey, Shane Murray, Adam Dixon, John-Francis Campbell, Robert Gleeson, Thomas Kearns On Monday March 16th our whole school took part in our first ‘Willow Walks for Water’ as part of the ‘World Walks for Water and …

Walk for Water 2015

Why Walk for Water? This March and April over 1300 students throughout Ireland are Walking for Water in solidarity with their peers in the developing world. The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding universal access to water and sanitation across the world. In 2014 over 600,000 people in over 40 countries took part in this …

Why, in Kenya, menstruation doesn’t have to mean an end to education for young girls

(As features on Irish Times February 2015) For girls and women in Ireland, it is impossible to imagine attending school as an adolescent without the basic necessities of underwear and sanitary towels, but this is the reality for many girls in Kajiado County, in Kenya, home to the Maasai people, a semi-nomadic pastoralist community. Menstruation without these items means many …