A number of students from Foyle College participated in Children in Crossfire’s Hunger Run last Sunday (23rd March) along with Ms Sloane. The purpose of the Hunger Run was for Children in Crossfire to raise awareness of and vital funds for their nutritional projects in both Ethiopia and Tanzania. A great day was had by all! Joel Rosborough finished in fourth place with Jason Nolan, Stephen Walker, Jack Taylor and Kielan Stevenson hot on his heels! Ms Sloane will be training twice as hard for next year to keep up!!!! The event was sponsored by Dominoes Pizza who provided a seemingly endless supply of delicious carbs after the race!!
Ms Sloane has had first hand experience of the great work carried out by CIC in developing nations. Accompanied by a student from her former school (Oakgrove College) she visited Kenya with the organisation in 2004 and again on her own to Malawi, The Gambia and Tanzania in the years since. The purpose of the first educational trip was to help build a medical centre in a rural community, assist in tree planting, stand as guests of honour at the opening ceremony of a dam that was built with money raised by CIC and to also be present as a water well was being drilled in rural Kisumu. All these remarkable projects were made possible by money raised by people in our home town and honestly go such a long way to improve the lives of those who need our help in the third world. Children in Crossfire are a charity based in L’Derry who aim to help, ‘make poverty history, raise education amongst women and children and provide vital funds for health and nutritional programmes in the developing world’.