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Students Forced to Postpone Uganda trip

Students Forced to Postpone Uganda trip

Education, FEATURED, NEWS, TRAVEL
Two Westmeath students who were due to volunteer in Uganda for three weeks this summer have said they are determined to try to make the trip next year, after Covid forced them to cancel the journey. Jane Nangle from Ringtown, a student nurse at UCD, and Katie Coleman from Raharney, who is studying teaching at DCU, were to travel in June with Nurture Africa which had arranged for them to work with partner schools and participate in community projects such as house maintenance and home visits.    The friends embarked on a fundraising drive last February, and, says Jane, they received “huge support” from Ringtown Hurling Club and Rochfortbridge secondary school as well as sponsorship and donations from neighbours, family friends and businesses from Whitehall, Castlepolla...
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