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Our Lady Queen of Peace
Merrion Road, Dublin 4,
D04 NX33, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 269 1825

info@merrionroadchurch.ie

Email from Bishop Dominic, 20 November 2018 :

Dear Fr. Fergus,

Greetings from Lodwar and the entire Community of Queen of Peace Primary School.

The students are now out for their Christmas holiday. They will be resuming back as from the first week of January 2019. During the closing day on 2nd November 2018, I had the opportunity of opening the new dormitory that will accommodate 200 girls.

With the completion of the new dormitory, the school will be able to accommodate 300 students. Being in a boarding school is a great advantage to the students here. Quite a number of them come from Nomadic Communities who are always on the move looking for pasture and water for their livestock.It is therefore very difficult for the children from such communities to pursue their education. The only way is for them to learn and stay in a boarding school.

I wish to state that the completion of the new dormitory was possible due to the donation we received from your Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace that you raised December last year. We received 13,000 Euro. Thank you so much for your wonderful generosity.

While we are grateful that we completed the construction of the Dormitory, we were not able to work on the construction of the Convent of the sisters. We got stuck along the way due to lack of funds. We need about 20,000 Euro to complete and furnish it. Our inability to complete the construction of the convent means that we cannot accommodate more Sisters in the school. Currently we have only two Sisters who are overstretched in their effort to run and manage the school.

The presence of the Sisters and their availability has contributed to Queen of Peace to be regarded as one of the best schools in Lodwar that provides high quality education and a very good Christian formation. This year the school did exceptionally well in the National exams. Out of 45 students who sat for their Class 8 examinations 30 of them are assured of going to good quality secondary schools in Kenya. We are all elated and are very grateful to God and Our Lady Queen of Peace for such good results. I wish to thank all of you for helping us achieve this big dream and for giving a bright future to our students.

A very important and crucial project that we are planning to do, after the completion of the Convent, is that of putting up more classrooms for the nursery children. Originally we had planned for a school that would accommodate 640 students. Now we have almost 700 and with the new intake come January we expect the population to go up to 720. That is why we desperately need at least 4 classrooms.

Another project that we have to gradually undertake is the construction of teachers’ houses so that they are within the school compound. However that will be much later on but for now, we need to complete the construction of the Convent and then the 4 Classrooms for the kinder-garden children.

May I take this opportunity to wish all of you God’s blessings as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus.
 
Happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year 2018. 
 
Bishop Dominic

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