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MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER
Chernobyl Children International made history in 2009 when Irish volunteers built a terrace of seven houses which became Independent Living units for 12 teenagers from Vesnova's Children's Mental Asylum in Belarus. This pioneering development brought about a change in the law, enabling young people with special needs to live a life of freedom and independence. However, last June, the terrace was destroyed when it was hit by a freak lightning storm. Marian Malone recently met with some of those involved in trying to rebuild these precious homes and restore these young men's dreams.
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CAPUCHIN DAY CENTRE DUBLIN/REPORT MARY FANNING
The countdown to Christmas is well underway and for many it's a time of family and happiness but for others it can be a time of hunger, isolation and loneliness. That's where tireless workers like Brother Kevin, the Capuchin Friar, who feeds the needy on a daily basis, shines a light on so many lives he helps. The Day Centre will distribute nearly 5,000 food parcels from its base in Dublin over the next few weeks. Our reporter Mary Fanning paid a visit earlier this year.
Contact: For Credit Card donations - Brother Kevin Crowley or Theresa, The Capuchin Day Centre, 29 Bow Street, Dublin 7 (01) 8720770
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