Since the day we laid our foundation stone in April 2007, The McAleer Family from Omagh Co.Tyrone have been continually supporting our project in all different manners. In February 2012, Rosemary & Lorraine visted the project along with Colum, Marie & Pat, Rosemary and Marie are Papa Kevin’s sisters so we were so happy to welcome them all to our project. They saw village life and the poverty that families experience daily, as always it is very difficult to witness.

Lorraine, Rosemary & family

Whilst there Lorraine spent the whole time working long hours setting up a special playgroup for our toddlers, this was a first in the area as learning through creative play is not a No1 priority in many institutions in our area. It was named Learning Space Playgroup after the very successful business created by Lorraine and her sister Mary in Belfast which specialises in products which aid education,

Setting Up

To have access to such an experienced person in this field was indeed a great asset for The GLO, the transformation was amazing

A very excited playgroup

The strong link & financial support from the McAleer family has remained steadfast, this week our toddlers received some new T-Shirts with their Learning Space Logo. They now have their own uniform and Teacher Rosemary is very proud of their new look.

A very happy Michelle, Marianne & Shiroo

Madam Mercy made sure all were kitted out in their proper sizes, Michelle in particular was examining the design and was so excited when she was wearing it, such a kind gesture meaning so much to one little girl, it was a joy to behold for everyone

Asante Sana Learning Space

This blog post is also tinged with sadness as Phelim McAleer, Rosemary’s husband and Lorraine & her six siblings father, suddenly passed away this week. We are very proud to count Phelim as a great supporter of our charity, we have lost a close family member & a compassionate man. We are sending big hugs from the 69 children at The GLO to the McAleer Family, may Phelim R.I.P. and the family gain some solace at this difficult time from the difference they have made to so many this side of the equator,

Don't we look smart