Special humanitarian award for Kilmallock school

Pupils from Caherelly NS who took part in GOAL Jersey Day last October.

CAHERELLY National School from Grange, Kilmallock, has received a special humanitarian award from one of the country’s leading aid agencies.

The County Limerick school was one of a number of schools from around the country to receive the GOAL Humanitarian School Award. The primary and post-primary schools received the award from the aid agency for their participation in development education and fundraising activities organised by GOAL last year.

“GOAL established the scheme in 2016 to inspire humanitarianism in primary and secondary schools across the country,” the agency’s Development Education Coordinator, Louise Merrigan explained.

“We did so with the objective of recognising the efforts of students and teachers to learn more about the realities of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to take action for a better world.”

Principal of Caherelly National School, Fionnuala Allen, said they were delighted to receive the award.

“Our students really benefitted from an educational visit from GOAL and were inspired to further investigate global citizenship and children’s human rights as a result. They thoroughly enjoyed raising money for those less fortunate by taking part in GOAL Jersey Day, knowing the difference that the money would make after our educational visit from GOAL brought the topic to life,” she said.

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Primary and post-primary schools that are interested in a development education visit from GOAL should contact [email protected].

by Alan Jacques

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