Last week Nursing Students, Aisling McGettrick and Kate Kivlehan took to the front of the class to give a presentation to the staff and students of St. Angela’s College, Sligo including the college President Dr Anne Taheny, about their ‘Trip to Africa’.
Last October the two students travelled to rural Tanzania, Africa, with the support of their former secondary school, the Mercy Secondary School, Sligo. The girls who were there for 10 days admitted their eyes were really opened to the way of living and Nursing in Tanzania. A far cry from the health and safety they practice to a high degree here.
Dr. Maria Gallo, Chair of the Sligo Volunteer Centre noted: “Gandhi once said ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’” She added, “It is great to see Aisling and Kate found their volunteering was such a transformative experience.”
Students at St Angela’s College, Sligo are encouraged to reflect on their volunteering experience and apply to the ALIVE programme – A Learning Initiative and Volunteering Experience- an NUI Galway programme that has recognised thousands of students for their volunteering efforts over the last decade. For more information on the ALIVE programme at St Angela’s College, Sligo contact Linda McGloin at 071 91 43580 or visit ALIVE