January 2010

 We are looking forward to a busy year working with our partners in Ethiopia & Nigeria. In order to better meet the needs of our partners and volunteers, VLM is a signatory to the Comhlamh Code Of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Organisations.

Invitation to Become a Member.
On November 21st we invited people to become Members of VLM. Membership is open to anyone who has completed a volunteering placement with VLM. Application forms are available from the VLM office.

Travellers Ethiopian Project.
In April, 5 Traveller Women from Ballyfermot Travellers Women’s Development Group, will visit a project supporting people with leprosy in Jima, Ethiopia. This is a great opportunity for the sharing of skills and life experiences of both groups.

Dates for your diary…
Gala Ball
A Gala Ball is planned for Saurday 22nd May at Castleknock College. This is being organised to raise funds for VLM. More details about this exciting event will be posted soon!

Table Quiz.
After the great success of last year’s table quiz, plans are under way for another. Last year this event raised €3600 which funded a water pump in a rural primary school in Bulbula, Ethiopia. More information on dates and location of the quiz will be posted in the coming weeks.