Abseiling for Africa

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Felix Jones

More than 50 volunteers bravely banished any fears of heights, as they abseiled for Africa at a series of events organized in Limerick over the past year. Munster Rugby’s iconic Thomond Park stadium and Ireland’s tallest hotel, The Clarion, were two of the locations, as volunteers literally took the plunge to raise funds to support our work.

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World Champ Strikes Gold in Galway

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During last year’s Olympic Games in London, David Rudisha’s 800m gold medal performance made him the star of the show. On a recent flying visit to Ireland the world title-holder showed his 24-carat mettle as a person by becoming a champion of a different kind to thousands of Irish fans. The jet-heeled world-record breaker thrilled children by visiting no less than 16 schools, a university, and also competed alongside hundreds of runners in a series of specially arranged events.

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Sopranos Star and Miss USA

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It’s some years since larger than life TV mafioso Vincent ‘Big Pussy’ Pastore thrilled audiences as a star of hit series ‘The Sopranos’. He was back in the limelight for Self Help Africa recently when he joined former Miss USA Nana Meriwether to take part in New York’s 9/11 charity day organized by Wall Street’s BGC Associates.

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Dambos

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Water supply and management is one of the key challenges facing most African smallholders. It’s a challenge made all the more testing by the impact of climate variability. But it’s a challenge that can yield a healthy dividend, as has been witnessed with wetland management efforts in Malawi and Zambia that have resulted in crop yields increasing by between 30-60%, as a direct result of work that local village committees have carried out in collaboration with Self Help Africa.

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