Kincasslagh woman Eimear Logue has teamed up with Bia le Beatha (Food for Life) and is set to travel to Uganda on a voluntary trip this summer.
Bia le Beatha was established in conjunction with the Irish charity, Nurture Africa, which aims to empower children in Uganda.
A maths teacher at Errigal college, Eimear will teach at Kasengejje Primary School in Uganda, which has 550 students.
The students at Errigal College are being a fantastic help to Eimear for her upcoming fundraising events.
The goal of Eimear’s trip is to provide 550 students with two meals a day to maximise their educational experience, and to assist locals in setting up farms so as they can cultivate their own crops.
Speaking to Donegal Woman, Eimear said; “Bia le Beatha was set up by a friend of mine, I loved the idea and really wanted to get involved.
“The aim is to provide the 550 school children with two meals per day. This is year one of the project.
“The plan is to buy land and crops so that the school can be self sufficient in the next two years. This year we will provide them with enough food for the year until the crops grow.
“Errigal College have been a great help, both the teachers and students are working very hard to raise funds for the project. The plan is to link in with Agricultural students and secondary school students next year through Developmental Education so that the project can provide for more schools in Uganda.
There are several fundraisers coming up to help Eimear make a difference in the childrens’ lives.
On Easter Sunday, there will be a coffee morning and bake sale at St. Mary’s Hall in Kincasslagh between 11am and 1pm.
On Easter Monday a table quiz will take place at Carey’s Viking House at 9:30pm.
A ‘Cycle to Africa’ will be completed in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on Thursday the 27th between 10am and 6pm, involving Errigal College students.
On April the 29th, ‘The Kube’ will be hosted at the Westmanstown Conference Centre in Dublin, costing only €20 to enter with the chance of winning €1,000!
All proceeds go directly to Bia le Beatha.
All of these events are crucial in being able to provide the nutrition necessary for the children.