Salesian schoolchildren in Africa need electricity
Fr Jim McGarry SDB presents £11,000 'cheque' to Sister Laurene – March 2004
Thanks to the generosity of the Salesian Past Pupils of Great Britain, we collected over £11,000 for our 2003 Appeal, against a target of £4000. The money will be used to install three 1000-gallon tanks with electric pump, associated building works and improved security at the Don Bosco Polytechnic in Monrovia, Liberia. We will provide regular updates on the installation.
Encouraged by this success, our 2004 National Past Pupil Mission project is to replace at least one of the 4 electricity generators lost to looting in the recent fighting. Without these, the Polytechnic is operating a very restricted syllabus, and mainstream courses in electronics, surveying and computer studies cannot be offered to students.
We are committed to raising £12,000 in 2004. If you could give £10 or £20, we will transform the study and work prospects of thousands of Salesian students for years to come. Please send your donation to:
c/o Richard Blake
National Treasurer : Salesian Past Pupils Federation
40 Winkfield Road
Windsor, Berks. England SL4 4AF
Patrick Morrissey : National President