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Volunteer Programme: Indian Teams Departure 2017

Volunteer Programme: Indian Teams Departure 2017

It’s Wednesday 31st May and we’re in terminal one of Dublin Airport. Before us stand four teams of volunteers who are travelling to India as part of the Suas Volunteer Programme 2017. Nervous energy hangs in the air. Some are excited, others anxious, but all are ready...

Laura Cullen: Remembering Sheela Sengupta

Laura Cullen: Remembering Sheela Sengupta

The late Sheela Sengupta, Secretary and co-founder of our Indian partner Development Action Society (DAS), was sadly lost to the world on the 8/07/16.  Sheela was a truly extraordinary woman.On International Woman's Day 2017 we asked past Indian volunteer Laura Cullen...

Claire Faithorn: The Fast Forward Programme, Sowing Seeds of Possibility

Claire Faithorn: The Fast Forward Programme, Sowing Seeds of Possibility

It’s early May and I’m in Kabwe, Zambia - a dusty and somewhat forgotten town. Through my visit I’ve come to understand more about the progress and impact of our International Education Programme Fast Forward which we’re piloting in a school here. The school I’m...

Saoirse McCann Brings ‘Fast Forward’ to Nairobi

Saoirse McCann Brings ‘Fast Forward’ to Nairobi

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...

Brian Cusack: A Chance For No More Scars

Brian Cusack: A Chance For No More Scars

'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...

ESB Energy for Generations

ESB Energy for Generations

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...

Brigid O’Dea: Standing Out

Brigid O’Dea: Standing Out

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! JUMPING WITH...

Duchess of Cornwell visits Suas Project in Galway

Duchess of Cornwell visits Suas Project in Galway

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...

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