Sr. Celine in Brazil
Sr. Celine Conway came to visit our school on May 11th, 2016. We were delighted to present her with a cheque for €1,000 from our Mission Fund to support her Missionary work in Brazil. Sr. Celine is a Mercy Nun from Rathangan in Co. Kildare. She was a teacher in St. Paul's Secondary School in Monasterevin for some years. Now she works on the Missions in Campina, Brazil, in South America. She has been there for 16 years.
Sr. Celine met with pupils in St. Evin's School and told them about her work with people who make a living from the city dump. Each day they sort through rubbish in order to find food and recycling materials which can be sold to make some money. The worst thing about the dump is the dreadful smell. Sr. Celine will use our mission money to provide food and education for some of the children that are forced to live off the city dump.
Sr. Celine is involved in an Adult Literacy Programme; a co-operative on the city dump for dump workers and a paper recycling programme. The Paper Recycling Project was set up by Sr. Celine to create alternative employment for some of the dump workers. A group of local women are now producing greeting cards, notebooks, business cards etc from this paper and selling them to shops in the city.
Sr. Celine also visited our school in 2015 and 2013.