I once visited a small village in Rajasthan, India… The village had a long-held tradition. Every time a child – a boy child – was born a bell was rung. Loud chimes would ring out announcing his arrival. No bell sounded for any girl child. How loudly and clearly the absence of that bell signalled […]
Late 2015 was an extremely exciting one for Suas – as we launched two new pilot projects under our Fast Forward programme. The aim of ‘Fast Forward’ is to help improve the quality of education for some of the most disadvantaged communities in Kenya and Zambia. With Fast Forward we focus on community schools that […]
‘Sucanto had scars and burns all over his small fingers and hands. Underneath the skin there were permanent blue dye marks. I’d always thought he had been injured in a textile factory.’ Brian Cusack volunteered as a Suas teaching assistant with Development Action Society (DAS) in Kolkata, 2014. One of the boys he worked with, […]
On Friday 30th October, we were thrilled to attend the ESB ‘Energy for Generations’ Fund presentation, at their Network offices in Leopardstown – where we picked up a very generous €20,000 cheque. On the day, other organisations awarded for their national projects included the: The Irish Men’s Sheds Association received funding for a series of local […]
Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this. HAVE YOU EVER discussed something of real importance to society and thought that something should be done about it? Politicians and commentators often bemoan the apathy of the Irish public towards politics. Most […]
A BENGALI PROVERB ‘Kôm panir machh besh panite uţhle o machhe beshi lafalafi kôre’ If a fish of little water moves to a lot of water, that fish will jump around a lot; meaning one will always stand out if they move to a place to which they don’t belong!
The Duchess of Cornwall visits Suas Literacy Support Programme at Claddagh National School, Galway Today (May 19th) Suas, the educational charity welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall to their Literacy support programme in the Claddagh National School in Galway.
Partha first attended the Sabuj Kunri Centre, run by our partners Sabuj Sangha and funded by Suas, at age 6. With his father’s sudden departure from the family home and lots of siblings to raise, Partha’s mother focused on earning money to feed her family, leaving home early each morning meant Partha spent much of […]
“I love to study,” Tomina says, “And I love my school because my teachers are so friendly and I can read books all the time” Tomina attends primary school in the community of Chariswar in south Kolkata, India. It is an area rife with poverty; small homes constructed of mud, whose residents are largely pottery […]
Naushad Khan, Director of ShineShine Foundation, working towards development of urban slums in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, started in 2006 in the slums of Jagdamba camp, Panchsheel Vihar. Initiated with the aim to support marginalized children through educational opportunities, today Shine has expanded to Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Lakkarpur (Faridabad, Haryana) with […]