Susan Kennedy, Corca Teine, Roscrea Road, Templemore, a Transition year student in the Presentation secondary school in Thurles is currently fund raising for the street children of Calcutta, India. These children live on the streets their whole lives. The Hope Foundation is the charity supporting projects to improve their childhood experience, like providing education, medical care, food and shelter. The ‘City of Joy’ is one of the major slum areas in Calcutta, where one third of Calcutta’s population are living in 2011. This excludes the 3500 unregistered slums. Most the slums are over crowded. The Hope Foundation offered this project to secondary schools, thus continuing the work of Mother Teresa, and the street children in Calcutta.
“As part of my fund raising I am organizing a music night on the 21st of January and all proceeds will go to the Children of Calcutta via the Hope Foundation. Local Bands are providing the music and the Thurles Rugby Club are providing the venue, all free of charge. All donations big or small gratefully received. Tickets are available”. Contact details:0857750965 / 0876699472
Daughter of Bernie Greed, and Donal Kennedy, Susan has a huge interest in Sport especially Rugby which she plays in the Rugby Club in Thurles. She also likes to try her hand at Basketball. Like any other teenager, she likes to ‘hang out’ with her friends. Some of her friends are in rock bands and are organising the rock music for the concert on Saturday 21st January from 9 - 1am. She loves music especially rock, metal alternative and punk and also likes to watch comedy movies. Her reasons for travelling to Calcutta are that she thinks it is unfair for children to have to grow up and not have the opportunities that she has. “We are just born into different worlds and it seems unfair”, she says.