A Ray Of Sunshine For Kenyan Education
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world". So said Nelson Mandela.
It brings to mind another quote: "Education, Education, Education". Thus spake Tony Blair, when he became British Prime Minister in 1997, when he promised to make education a priority.
And few would disagree that education is the key to prosperity, better job opportunities, improved health, democracy etc...
Here in this country we might complain about class sizes, cuts to Special Needs Assistants, sub standard classrooms and the like but compared to what children in some parts of the world have to cope with, we have nothing to complain about.
Olive Halpin has taken it open herself to improve the educational facilities of children in Mombasa, Kenya, and she joins us in studio today to tell us about working in the village of Jamvi La Wageni in Mombasa, and the charity she has set up there, the Ray of Sunshine Foundation.
Retired broadcaster Derek Davis is Patron of the foundation, and he's also in studio today to chat about the work the charity does...
The Ray Of Sunshine foundation welcomes all help, and is specifically looking for five plasterers and five blocklayers. If you would like to get involved, phone Olive on 087 699-4599 or to find out more about the Ray Of Sunshine Foundation, visit www.rayofsunshine.ie.