As part of my project at the Christain Fellowship School Ottery, Western Cape, South Africa, I was actively involved in giving the morning Devotion during assembly.We also had a drama with the Grade 2 pupils. Drama was based on the coming of the Angels to rescue humanity and save the world.
In July 1964, John McNichols led a group of American students to Ireland - this was the first EIL activity in Ireland and the start of our 50 year history here. The group began their experience with pre-departure training in Vermont and then travelled to Ireland where they learned about the culture and rich traditions of the country as part of their studies. Learn more about the history of EIL in Ireland
This is almost all the international volunteers here at Dekamer at the moment. Unfortunately, many of them are leaving this week. From left to right we have Ahmet, the leader here; Kart from Estonia; Jane from Australia; Niamh from Ireland; Timor from Great Britain; Aydin from Turkey; Sarah from Estonia; Jakob from Germany; Rachel from Great Britain and Bel from Hong Kong.
From the Castlebar area, Bernie and Colum Gavin were nominated for the Award by Local Coordinator Michael O'Malley. L-R: Paul Conway (EIL Board), Colum Gavin, Bernie Gavin, Judy Roche (EIL Board) and Mark Moore (EIL Board).The Gavin Family have been hosting for over ten years and the majority of their students make return visits to them in Castlebar. The Gavin Family are very kind and sincere and always put the student first in an effort to make their students' stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
Avril Williams, Local Coordinator from the Gorey area, nominated The Farrell Family. L-R Paul Conway (EIL Board), Avril Williams, Janis Farrell, Helen Farrell, Judy Roche (EIL Board) and Mark Moore (EIL Board).Helen and Aidan always make their students feel like part of their family. They are kind, patient and understanding of the problems and issues faced by young people being away from home for so long. They are a marvellous family for any student to stay with and they include their studets in all family activities, making the students' time with them even more enjoyable.