Graceland School Gratefully Acknowledges Contributions
Graceland wishes to sincerely thank the many persons and organisations both locally and from overseas that have made vital contributions to getting the school started and enabling it to expand it’s valuable educational services to many children in its local community.
In particular, during Sister Grace’s stay in Ireland she touched many people with her dedication to her patient services and her advanced professional educational performance. Thus we gratefully wish to acknowledge the financial, equipment, books & librarian, advisory and other contributions received over the years. These have included valuable input from many parties including:
– Teachers, students, parents and past-pupils, Gonzaga College, Dublin, generous donations of materials for Graceland
– Voster Tembo and colleagues at Habitat for Humanity Zambia, for invaluable support with storage and ground transportation of materials for Graceland
– Habitat for Humanity Ireland, and all the groups of volunteers who kindly donated and transported school supplies from Ireland to Graceland
– Ronan Swift, Colleagues and Students, of St Columba’s College, Dublin, kind donations and transport of books and school supplies.
-Sr. Grace’s informal ‘Circle of Friends’, in Co. Tipperary
-Rose Maher & Colleagues, St Anne’s, Health Board Centre, Roscrea
-Fellow M.S. Students and Staff, Univ. of Illinois, USA
-The Irish Director of Course Dr. Alan Bruce & his Tipperary Institute Colleagues
-The Irish Garda (Police) Development Fund
-The Templemore Lions Club in Co. Tipperary
-Dr. Patricia Horne, Tom Moore & Gerry Ryan
-Dr. Tony Healy, medical students Andrew & Cliona
-Camara Education supplying expertise, computers & network installation
-Combined Services Development Fund in Ireland (Irish Civil Service)
-Bridie Cormican, Eibhlin O’Reilly & the Mt. Merrion Community Group, Dublin
-Gavin Kane, many Gonzaga College teachers, students as well as parents
-St. Theresa’s Primary School (Scoil san Treasa) Staff, Students & Parents, Mt Merrion Dublin
-Jake Mac Manus and Sean Healy for website, Dublin
And especially Mel Healy, friend of Sister Grace, supporter of Cathy and Bornwell in founding the school and founder of the PC lab, who gave much dedication and support to the school since its foundation. We remember Mel with great fondness.
Some sample photographs of action follow below:
Brendan and Ross install the computers their network and printer
Camara volunteers Ross Xavi and Brendan with the Dakas
Gavin Kane a past pupil of both St Theresa’s & Gonzaga brings books.
Bridie Cormican sorting books donated by parents of students of Saint Theresa’s
Irish Medical Students Andrew and Cliona brought computing supplies and schoolbooks.
Dr Tony Healy presenting a 1st Aid kit from St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin.
Mel in an IT training session with Catherine & Bornwell