Scoil Bhride pupils raise over €1k for charity

In September 2022, Fr Patrick Devine visited Scoil Bhride in Four Mile House to give an inspirational talk to the pupils about his charity work in Kenya.

Fr Devine set up a charity organisation called the Shalom Centre, which is a conflict resolution and reconciliation group. Countless children benefit from the educational resources and supplies through funds raised for the centre. Fr Devine visited the school with Ciaran King, promotional officer and adviser with the Shalom Centre.

The pupils at Scoil Bhride were so motivated by the work that the Green Schools Committee decided to organise a ‘bring and buy’ sale to raise funds for this worthy cause; children helping children.

As a result of this fundraising initiative, €1096 was raised. This initiative linked in with the school’s current theme, ‘Global Citizenship Litter and Waste’, which focuses on achieving 17 ‘Global Goals’.

If any other school in the county are interested in taking part in initiatives with Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution, please contact