Pal supports Childrens’ Centres in Umbaranas, a semi desert region of Brazil.

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The Childrens’ Centre is staffed by local women trained by the lay volunteers of the Little Sisters of the Assumption, in the Montessori method of preschool education. They offer preschool education to some of the poorest children in an area where adult illiteracy is high, and where children lack support at home for their school […]

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Sister Bride returned to Brazil to visit her projects there. She had spent 17 years of her life working in the desert of North East Brazil. Here she tells us about a young man called Gales.

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Gales, a father of 4, worked hard on New Year’s Day 2013 on his farm. Hard work was no stranger to him as he had tilled this land for many years, confronting the mountainy terrain with just hand farm implements. Things were now looking really good as he had been able to plant a larger […]

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Mini Marathon team raise €4500 for PAL

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Some of our ladies mini marathon team who raised €4,500 for PAL. Our thanks to all and to Clodagh Veale for organizing it, and all of the ladies for taking part. Marathon Men Good luck to Dominic Gallagher running in Dublin and John McKevitt running in Venice for PAL.

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July 2012 – Fergus Roche visits one of the 14 groups of disabled people, called the Frater, that Pal supports in Lima, Peru. Here he shares with us what life is like for a disabled person in Lima.

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‘Lima has a population of 8 million, the city extends for over 60 kilometres in both directions and up into low lying hills. It almost never rains so one seems to be always covered by layers of dust. If it did rain most poor people who inhabit the hills in makeshift dwellings would be washed […]

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PAL Project in Arequipa, Peru

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PAL runs a centre in Arequipa, Peru where poor families are given support. The emphasis is on helping the children reach their potential. A range of ‘after school’ activities such as music and arts and crafts are provided. This has resulted in children doing much better in school. New computers with access to broadband have […]

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