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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Over recent weeks, Edmund Rice Development has been delighted to host three Brothers from Zambia. 

Br. Kephas Ndalama and Br. Tatenda Chimbima traveled from Zambia to Ireland to talk to schools, community groups, funding partners and other friends about the Edmund Rice Mission today. From Cork to Belfast, the Brothers visited 12 schools and spoke to over 2,250 students over two weeks to share their stories of life in Zambia. Br. Kephas talked about his experience as a teacher at St. Edmund’s School and about the journey of that school community over the past 50 years. Br. Tatenda is a member of a new Journeying Together community in Luampa – where Brothers, staff and volunteers are living and working amongst the people. Luampa is in the Western Province of Zambia, where 2 out of every 3 people live in extreme poverty. Br Tatenda offered all he met with an insightful look into the challenges people face in the area. While in Ireland, the Brothers had the opportunity to meet with several other groups, including staff at Misean Cara who have been supportive of the Edmund Rice Mission in Zambia over the years

This week also we traveled to Cork with Br. Alfred Banda. Br Alfred had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers who will travel to Zambia next month as an immersion group. We wish them every blessing as they embark on what we hope will be a life-giving experience for all.

We sincerely thank all the groups who welcomed us so warmly during our visits, and to the Brothers for taking the time to visit us.

Br. Tatenda speaking to pupils at Blarney St. CBS

Br. Banda with staff and students at CBC Cork

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