Malahide Students Go All Out For Habitat Project

Sylvesters fundraiserPictured at St. Sylvester's GAA Club Malahide are transition year students, from left, Luke Muldoon, Alex Doyle, Mark Reid and Jack Byrne. The boys ran a quiz as a part of their fund-raising for their trip to Romania with Habitat for Humanity.

Four courageous students from Malahide Community College have decided to give their time to a project by Habitat For Humanity (HFH). Luke Muldoon, Alex Doyle, Mark Reid and Jack Byrne will travel to Romania in April, along with other secondary school students from around Ireland to help local families and community members to build strength, stability and self reliance through shelters. They will experience firsthand the impact of poverty. Housing and hep make a lasting difference to the entire community of Molnesti in Romania.

Áine Byrne along with other parents has been a support to the boys helping them to get local businesses and people in the area to help out fund-raising and sponsoring. Áine told the North County Leader, “ Myself and the other parents that are involved where trying to find something with a social aspect to it. The whole idea is for them to become more aware socially. This project will see them being aware of others not as fortunate. It will be great to see what they have to show for all their efforts. The local community and businesses have been so supportive of the boys. Lets hope this is the start of many trips to come.”

Habitat for Humanity Ireland is an independent non-profit organisation that operates in partnership with and on behalf of HFH International in Ireland. Habitat builds houses for people using refurbished homes, land and materials. Once completed the houses are sold to the families at below market cost. Founded in 2002, Habitat is an independent non profit organisation.