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Maria Q&A

It’s a big enough umbrella to help us all!

Maria Kidney has been involved in Brighter Communities Worldwide since its inception as co-founder and leader of the first volunteer group who travelled to Kenya in 2002. Maria works as a consultant with many organisations, non-profit and government sectors, globally developing, implementing and evaluating strategies, programmes and results. She continues to volunteer with Brighter Communities […]

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Kenya ball 2019

Celebrating Kenya

This year’s Kenya Ball took place on Saturday, October 12th at Rochestown Park Hotel and has been described by frequent attendees as “The best one yet”. The purpose of the Kenya Ball is not only to fundraise but for us all to come together and celebrate all that we do and all who we are … to […]

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Mountain challenge 2019

Challenged but not defeated

Hello from a slightly stiff and sore Aoife. I am the Fundraiser at Brighter Communities Worldwide and this is my first experience in organizing and partaking in the Brighter Communities Worldwide Mountain Challenge. On Saturday, 17th of August, 43 participants set out to tackle the Galtee Mountain Range on a group Hike. The Galtee Mountain Range […]

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Climate change in Londiani

Jambo, my name is Freya Casey, and I am going into my final year of International Development and Food Policy in University College Cork (UCC). For my third year placement I am working with Brighter Communities Worldwide who does amazing work in Kenya, and have completed a pilot project in Uganda. In line with the […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

1. What is your name and what is your role with Brighter Communities Worldwide? My name is Carol Galvin and I work as a Development Analyst in the Irish office of Brighter Communities Worldwide. As part of my role I source funding for our various programmes in Kenya and also report back to donors on […]

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Deirdre Clune MEP launches new strategic plan

Brighter Communities Worldwide were delighted and honoured to have Deirdre Clune MEP officiate at the launch of our new strategic plan at the Midleton Park Hotel on April 11th. Among the participants at the launch were representatives from the local community, Councillor Susan Mc Carthy, President of Midleton Chamber Stephen Belton, Michael Deriaz from Friends […]

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Kenya ball 2018

A night of celebration and fundraising for our community development work in Kenya

It’s one of the biggest events in the fundraising calendar and this year’s Kenya Ball, held in Cork, Ireland was one of the best yet. Bringing together supporters, friends and volunteers for a night of celebration and raising thousands of euro for community development projects in Kenya. Alongside close to 300 guests, we welcomed six […]

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Walking without a purpose – Mountain Challenge – August 2018

Everyone walks in Kenya – it’s the only way to get from A to B in many parts of the area where we work, which is in the mountains and not served by many roads. Volunteers who have worked with the local community really enjoy walking in the area because the scenery is spectacular. Meanwhile, […]

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Blog from Harambee volunteer Kevin O Callaghan – July 2018

Kevin O Callaghan is studying International Development and Food Policy at UCC and is on placement with us at our office in Ireland. Kev is just back from Kenya where he spent part of his placement and these are his thoughts on the second and final parts of his visit. Week 3 The second half […]

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One the ground experiences from our uni student volunteers

Brighter Communities Worldwide currently have a team of volunteers in Kenya who as it happens are all students from University College Cork. We have 4 medical students on placement as part of the Surgeon Noonan student society; Rachel Daly who has just completed her studies in business and Kevin O Callaghan who is studying International […]

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Medical students join Harambee volunteers

Brighter Communities Worldwide currently have 4 volunteers who are studying medicine in University College Cork and on a placement with us for 4 weeks as part of the Surgeon Noonan student society. The volunteers – Fiona Murphy, Ciobha O Kelly, Emma Galvin and Chloe Spillane – have been on placement at Londiani Sub County Hospital, […]

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New Brighter Communities Anthem released!

For the first time in our history, a song has been created to support our campaign to end period poverty and our work with women and girls. Produced and released by Sub Sahara Entertainment in Nairobi, the song is a collaborative effort from Kenyan Artistes supporting International Menstruation Day on 28th May 2018. NOTHING CAN […]

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