Every day, countless children throughout Africa go to schools that are literally falling down. Many children do not go to school at all. This means they are being denied the education they need to realize their full potential in life.
The Niall Mellon Townships Initiative helps educate impoverished children in townships and slums across Africa. Our first Mellon Educate-built school was St. Catherine’s – a school in the Nairobi slum of Mukuru. A new medical center and school building were also completed in the nearby Rueben Centre in the Kenyan capital. We took hundreds of volunteers on a Building Blitz to the Cape Town, South Africa township of Imizamo Yethu and the Eastern Cape in South Africa. It was after a visit to Imizamo Yethu 12 years ago that Niall Mellon decided to set up his non-profit, initially building homes to replace shacks in the townships before expanding to include schools. Our volunteers also travelled to the Eastern Cape for our Mandela Tribute School Building Blitz in the late South African president’s homeland. Plans are in the pipeline for school-building projects in Congo. We hope to educate 100,000 children across Africa in the next ten years.
School building is just part of what Mellon Educate provides. We are also committed to providing educational assistance and resources to the schools and children we help. We have also built health clinics to improve access to medical care. Please visit our web site at melloneducate.com for more information.
Our organization is based in Dublin, Ireland, but we are blessed to have many enthusiastic volunteers from across the U.S. and other nations. Our thousands of volunteers and donors are changing lives every day in townships and slums across Africa. With your help we will continue to do so. Even a modest contribution can make a big difference in the lives of these children and their families,
EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
- Nelson Mandela