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CKT Trainee volunteers with Law Society and Habitat for Humanity in Zambia

By: Ann Marie Callanan | Posted on: 06 May 2019

In March 2019, Ryan Callanan, Trainee Solicitor at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, travelled to Zambia with 11 other trainee Solicitors in conjunction with the charity Habitat for Humanity. More than €30,000 was fundraised in the lead-up to the journey, which was split between funding the project and the day-to-day work of Habitat for Humanity.

Over a period of two weeks the team’s goal was to build a safe and permanent home for a family not fortunate enough to have one of their own. Based within the community of Chipulukusu, located in Zambia’s Copperbelt Provence, the group worked tirelessly under the supervision and guidance of three local builders. On completion of the build, the keys were handed over to a very excited and proud new homeowner, Teresea, who was taking care of her three orphaned grandchildren.

Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in Zambia since 1984. It is one of the few NGOs providing holistic results focussing on issues related to gender and vulnerable groups, such as security of tenure and inheritance rights. To date, Habitat for Humanity has helped over 100,000 vulnerable people in Zambia. More information can be found at www.habitatireland.ie 

Pictured below are the group of volunteers from the Irish Law Society and of course, the happy face of Teresea and her three grandchildren entering their new home! 

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