Coláiste Choilm Tullamore

India Project

30-November-17
India Project

India Immersion Project

The India Project was set up by the Christian Brothers and was originally named the Edmund Rice Project. It was created to give students an opportunity to experience the lives and cultures of other people around the world who also attended Christian Brothers schools. Originally, 20 schools in Ireland were paired with 20 schools in India and Zambia, with the then CBS Tullamore being twinned with a school in Mumbai named Our Lady of Salvation High School, Dadar.

The India Immersion Project has taken place in Coláiste Choilm since the year 2000, when it was paired with Our Lady of Salvation High School, Dadar. This project will be our eighth project. 14 students, two past participants in the programme and three teachers will participate in the 2018 Immersion Project.

We will be staying in Our Lady of Salvation High School and also in the Don Bosco High School which is run by Salesians Priests. The group will be working with various outreach programmes and charity organisations during the course of their stay in Mumbai. These include:

  • Working with children of the Don Bosco shelters that include the Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Lonavla.
  • Working with the less fortunate in Mother Theresa Centre, Ashadan.
  • Working with the homeless and abandoned in the Yuva Centre.

Aims for The Project

As a group, we realize that we are not going to solve poverty but we hope to make a positive change for the better in the lives of the people meet and the places we go. In order to make this impact, we plan to fully immerse ourselves in the culture and lifestyle of Mumbai and its residents. We also hope to provide care and assistance to those in need in India and to mature our views on life in the developing world.

Students Participating 2017

India Group 2017

Cian Timmons, Cathal Brennan, Adam Cuddy, Adam Griffin, Bartosz Mazurek, Evan Byrne, Dan McKeagney, Ciaran Farrell, Shane Enright, Barry Cleary, Ciaran Burns, Kacper Askuntowicz, Shane O’Rourke and Seán Gannon with participating teachers Mr. O'Donovan (left), Ms. McDermott and Mr. Reddin (right).

Donations

If you would like to make a donation towards the India Project please visit our gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/india-immersion-trip

India Project 2016 Video

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