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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thank you from the kids and us to our latest volunteers!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Clare and Niamh Walsh who have spent the last month volunteering at the youth centre. From teaching the kids about Ireland, to making Irish porter cake for the kids, (how they found the ingredients is beyond me) painting one of the rooms for the younger kids, home visits and meeting the kids on vocational training,  these ladies worked hard and had a blast!
The staff was overwhelmed with how easily the girls became part of the community and how they were with the children. We are all very sad to see them leave but hope they will come back again. Clare and Niamh, from all of us at Youth Release: amesege'nallo!
We still have two places left on our volunteer program this August 1st-17th. If you would like to volunteer please email youthrelease@gmail.com for more information.

Not really sure what volunteering is all about, click on the picture on the right to watch our volunteer video.
Meet Bisrat, he is one of the children on the vocational training program. Before he was selected as one of the beneficiaries, he worked on odd jobs around the city and lived on the street. In November 2013 he began training in carpentry; he works with three other boys. Now 6 months later he has saved enough money to rent a house with his friends and no longer sleeps on the street. You can help children like Bisrat by supporting our vocational training program:http://youthrelease.com/childsponsor.php
 
This year we have four runners running the Flora Mini Marathon to raise funds for Youth Release. The team’s goal is to raise 1,000 for the youth centre. Every cent raised goes directly to the youth centre as Youth Release is all voluntary run.

Please help them reach their goal and give what you can. You can click on the link below and donate to the team. Once you click donate now (below) you will be brought to the team's page Click sponsor on the left hand side and you will be brought to a new page- click donate as guest and fill in your information.
 
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Thank you everyone for your continued support and especially those who supported Niamh and Clare's fund-raising efforts.

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