Rockwell charity drive

Junior Cert groups taking the subject of CSPE are required to carry out an ‘Action Project’, which forms part of their Junior Cert Exam. As their action project, the 3C class in Rockwell College held a bake sale on Oct 16th.

Junior Cert groups taking the subject of CSPE are required to carry out an ‘Action Project’, which forms part of their Junior Cert Exam.

As their action project, the 3C class in Rockwell College held a bake sale on Oct 16th.

The proceeds of the bake sale were in aid of the ‘From Tipp to Kenya’ Charitable Trust. From Tipp to Kenya Charitable Trust was set up in May 2012 by Richard McCormack, Freda Hayes and Kate Holohan. The trusts aim is to raise funds to build a centrally located secondary school in the Tamaugh Region of Kenya. There are eight primary schools in the area, but no secondary school, so this will be the first of its kind. The first phase of building is now completed. There are 25 students attending the school but thirty more students are waiting to join as soon as the second phase is finished. The students range in age from 14 to 35. They all live in mud huts, so have no opportunity to study at home as they are without electricity. They all walk to school and some travel up to 10km in order to receive an education. With the monies raised, the charity supplies the materials needed to build the school which they hope will be completed within 5 years.

100% of the money raised goes directly into the school and it is a condition of the trust that the trustees have to pay all their own expenses. Due to the fact that the school is being built in what is recognised as one of the most volatile regions of Kenya, little or no support has ever reached this area. The Tipp to Kenya Trust would really like to change this. The bake sale held by the Rockwell students was a great success. The group, their friends, family and teachers all contributed delicious cakes and buns for sale. They raised €427 for the Tipp to Kenya Trust. A cheque for this amount was presented to the trustees of the charity on Wednesday Oct. 23rd by the school Principal Ms. Audrey O’Byrne and Ms. E. Kilroy’s 3C CSPE class.