A Letterkenny plumber has set up his own squad of potential star footballers – in the heart of Africa!
Paul McBrearty has returned from a volunteering project with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation in Kenya, where he left behind a thoughtful gift from Donegal for the local boys.
Paul had joined a team of local volunteers this month to build a Rescue Home for Boys used in the sex trafficking industry in Mombasa, Kenya. The project brought together groups of skilled tradespeople from Ireland to assist in the worthwhile and rewarding experience throughout January and February.
Speaking to Donegal Daily on his return, Paul said: “The generosity from everyone was amazing, everyone was so kind in their good wishes and donation and I am delighted to say I raised €3,735 and I would really like to thank each and every person for their support.
“The community in Kenya were so welcoming to us. When we arrived they all came out to greet us and the children were so excited to get the few gifts we were all able to bring in our luggage.
“As some of the pictures will show I was able to bring out some jerseys for the children, so a part of Donegal will stay with them.”
The Ray of Sunshine Foundation is an Irish charity which gives life-changing opportunities to the poorest of the poor in underdeveloped countries, some of whom have been victims of abuse and others trafficked in the sex trade from as young as age three.
Teams undertake building projects such as schools and rescue homes to empower children and give them a chance at a brighter and better future.
To find out more about the Ray of Sunshine Foundation, visit www.rayofsunshine.ieTags: