Abbey CBS, Tipperary.

ABBEY

INDIA

PROJECT

Providence School, Shillong.

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THE ABBEY SCHOOL

The Abbey stands in the centre of Tipperary town. It was founded in 1585 as an Erasmus Smith School and continued as such till 1939. It became a Christian Brothers secondary school in 1941 and has remained so ever since. The last Christian Brother there, Brother Horgan died in 2000 but the Edmund Rice ethos still permeates the school community

 

THE PROJECT

The Abbey India Project started in 1999 as an Edmund Rice initiative and is one of many Third World Immersion Projects facilitated by the Christian Brothers Education Office.  

Every second year since 2000 a number of students travel to Shillong ( Meghalaya, N.E.India) and work there for a number of weeks in Providence School, a school for 250 marginalised children in the area.

The project have always operated on the basis that Third World work is a mix of giving and receiving, of teaching and being taught, .....more

 

Location of Shillong

 

2012 Project

MOTTO 2012.

"There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. 

Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."

Scott Adams           

Now, the Abbey Project Team are back home (Nov 19)after an exhausting but satisfying immersion in Providence.

Read about it as it happened on www.indiaproject2012.weebly.com and click on BLOG (text and photos.

Read about the various aspects of the experience (in their own words) by clicking on the REPORT 2012 tab at the top / bottom of this page. 

 

 

 

BACK : Susan Doherty, Neil Ryan, Pat Cussen, Cormac O Flaherty, Niall Enright.

FRONT: Dick Walsh, Danny Franklin, Sam Noonan, Liam Cunningham, David Quirke.

  Read about how the 2006 group prepared  for the work of the project.

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