Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens Council, met five members of Kilrea Young Farmers’ Club who are travelling to Malawi in July to work on an Orphan Support Centre at Chipalawe, near Zomba.
The volunteers, Adam Alexander, Nichola Greer, Thomas Gordon, Elizabeth Patterson and Amy Thompson were congratulated by the Mayor on their initiative.
She said: “I welcome the commitment these young people are showing; I am sure their experience in Zomba will enrich not only the welfare of the children they are helping, but also their own lives.”
The project to construct the Orphan Support Centre was funded as a partnership between Hazelbank Presbyterian Church and the Zomba Action Project (ZAP), with Kilrea ‘Get up and Go’ Walking Club being a major contributor to ZAP.
The volunteers are currently raising funds to help them with their travel costs and held a table quiz in the Manor Hotel last Friday.