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Tullamore College & Balawoli Secondary School

Tullamore College
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Balawoli Secondary School

Co. Offaly
and Kamuli


Christmas Bazaar 2009
Tullamore College held a highly successful Christmas Bazaar in the school gym and raised over €7,000 for Balawoli Secondary School. Thanks to all the local businesses which supported the event by donating gifts, to the Transition Year group and their teacher Ms. McNally for organising the event and to all those who attended the Tullamore College Gemini Christmas Bazaar.




Tullamore College was twinned with Balawoli Secondary School in May 2007 by Patsy Toland from the organisation Self Help Africa.
Tullamore College has been raising funds for its Ugandan twin school for three years. The Transition Year group runs a Teacher Karaoke, cake sales, sports leagues, sponsored silences and a number of other events to raise funds for Balawoli, as well as debates, talks and a Walk for Water to highlight the problems in the Developing World.
The Tullamore College Gemini group was awarded second place at the Co-operation Awards in 2007 and also got a special commendation by the adjudicators at the national showcase of the Young Social Innovators competition in the same year.
In 2008, the Tullamore College Gemini group was awarded the top prize at the Rebuild Our World competition, run by the Franciscan Together Central Committee.
The Transition Year students are responsible for managing the Tullamore College branch of Gemini Ireland.

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