Talk by Maureen Forrest - Founder of Hope Foundation

Talk by Maureen Forrest - Founder of Hope Foundation

Date: 15th October 2019
Time: 1pm
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

CIT CCAD Graduate Diane Keating hosts Maureen Forrest, founder of The Hope Foundation, for discussion about their work and Aoife Kelliher - CIT's Volunteer Abroad programme




The Hope Foundation founder and director Maureen Forrest

Tuesday 15th October from 1pm in the James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown.

Maureen launched the organization to try and rectify the depredation and debilitating effects of crushing poverty in Kolkata, India.

The Hope Foundation evolved into an organization which works with some of the most disadvantaged children in the world today. In the past decade, the Foundation’s efforts have been critical in securing the rights for the underprivileged sections of Indian society, especially with the street and slum children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India.

With support from the CIT Volunteer Abroad programme, CIT CCAD students Diane Keating and Charlie McBurney volunteered with the Hope Foundation for 4 weeks in 2018 and 4 weeks in 2019. Aoife Kelliher (CIT Societies Officer) will discuss a bit about this programme.

Diane Keating is one of the artists in BOMBARD, the current exhibition in the gallery, and she will be talking about her experience on the Volunteer Abroad programme and how it influenced her work as an artist.

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