Local man Gerry Phillips heads back to South Africa as part of Mellon Educate Building Blitz

Local man Gerry Phillips heads back to South Africa as part of Mellon Educate Building Blitz

Gerry Phillips pictured working with the roofing team on one of the schools in the township of Khayelitsha in November 2017.

Carrick-on-Shannon man Gerry Phillips is heading back to South Africa in November as part of the Mellon Educate Building Blitz Team. This will be Gerry’s seventh trip with Mellon Educate to South Africa.

Since 2011, Gerry has worked on housing and school building projects in a number of townships around South Africa, the most recent being last year’s school project in the township of Khayelitsha.

This November Gerry is returning to South Africa to the township of Wallacedene located north east of Cape Town where the volunteers will work on two school projects which will consist of 14 new classrooms, kitchen facilities, playgrounds, and much needed toilet facilities.

Gerry will be holding a fundraising event which will be advertised in the near future and your support would be much appreciated.

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