Limerick charity CEO appeals for earthquake support

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter NewsLimerick charity CEO appeals for earthquake supportBy John Keogh – May 7, 2015 831 TAGSDavid DaltonlimerickNepal earthquakePlan IrelandRaheen Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous article€20 million Limerick social housing projectsNext articleMan critical injured following Limerick assault John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Raheen native is appealing to people in Limerick and Ireland to support the charity’s relief efforts in Nepal, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 that has killed an estimated 7,500 people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have 250 Nepalese staff there, thankfully all 250 of them are ok; we’ve been very lucky. At the moment the main focus is on providing people with shelter. Approximately 350,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed so people are literally in the streets.“We’re also facing into the Monsoon season in about six weeks, so getting people at least covered is a huge priority. The rebuilding operation will take years, so at the moment a lot of our work is on providing tents and shelters,” Mr Dalton told the Limerick Post.He explained that the charity is also working to provide people in the affected areas with adequate water and sanitation, and hot food and cooking facilities.Mr Dalton added that the main focus of the charity’s work is on children, including child protection, and the Nepalese team is assisting in the reunification of families and protecting children from the ongoing problem of child trafficking in Northern India and Nepal.Plan International is also trying to provide children in the affected areas with some normality by opening up schools.“All of the schools in Nepal will be closed until May 15, but in the affected areas the schools have been destroyed. We’re trying to open up educational spaces to get the children back learning, get them back into a routine and spending time with their friends. This is very important as if children miss out on a year of education it can have a detrimental effect,” Mr Dalton said.Anyone wishing to make a donation can go to www.plan.ie, or Freephone 1800 829 829. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival David Dalton, Plan Ireland CEO, pictured in GuineaDavid Dalton, Plan Ireland CEO, pictured in Guinea LIMERICK man David Dalton, who is CEO of international charity Plan Ireland, says that rebuilding the 350,000 buildings destroyed in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake “will take years”. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Dr. Dre To Donate $10M For High-Tech High School Arts Center In Compton

first_imgAccording to a report in the LA Times, Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts center at the new Compton High School in his hometown neighborhood of Compton, Los Angeles. Compton High School students as well as members of the community will have access to the new performing arts center. It will feature state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for digital media production, as well as a 1,200-seat theater. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement, “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”Those involved with the Compton school board are overjoyed with the hip hop mogul’s involvement and pledge for the new performing arts center. “The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, to the LA Times. Micah Ali, vice chairman of the district’s board of education, said the new high school will be the most modern public school complex ever built. “We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” says Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.The hip-hop mogul and Compton native will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020. Dre’s donation to the new Compton High School comes a few years after he promised to donate all the royalties from his last album, Compton, to fund new performing arts and entertainment facility in the city.[h/t – LA Times]last_img read more