Kenyan Village Press Release

Events, General, News April 22, 2015

What’s it like to visit a village in Kenya?

Tallaght teens visit Kenya and develop a life-size resource to share with people here

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Students and teachers of Killinarden Community School in Tallaght, Dublin 24 set themselves a challenge last year – to create a village scene here to share what they experienced there! Last Easter 8 from KCS travelled to Londiani Kenya to work in partnership with their link school in developing a resource that would reflect the global issues faced by people in a village in Kenya.

One of the aims was to try and reduce the stereotypical images people have of Africa. This village scene is green, with water, happy people and a variety of types of houses.

The 8 metre long scene is a 320 degree photo from an area where members of the Irish school have visited for a number of years. During these visits, various sounds and interviews were recorded to add sound and music to this interactive village.

The launch of the village will take place in Tallaght Library on Wednesday 22nd April at 3pm.

The Village will then be available to go to schools so that students can interact with the variety of items from the village – locally made footballs, fabrics, toys, jewellery, schoolbooks. The village even has a 20 litre container of water for  visitors here to try and lift so they can show solidarity with the girls and women who have to carry water so far in Kenya.

Notes:

This Village resource was funded by Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools Programme.

Killinarden Community School was awarded a Diplomatic Passport Award by WorldWise on Tuesday 21st April in the Aviva for all their work on development education. 

Contact:

Further information available from Helen Concannon  hconcannon1@gmail.com

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