Award for one of our Partners in Makeni

Sr Mary Sweeney

Sr Mary Sweeney

Makeni Trustees congratulate Sr. Mary Sweeney, the Director of St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired, Makeni. Sr Mary, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, received a Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President of Ireland on 8 December for her role in co-ordinating the response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Speaking afterwards Sr. Mary said: “This award recognises the many people who have supported my missionary work in Sierra Leone over the past 44 years. Especially the people of Sierra Leone whose dedication greatly helps hearing impaired children. These people have helped me in every way through their financial and spiritual support. They have given me encouragement to continue my faith-inspired work through many trials, including the civil war and Ebola, to support those on the margins of society.

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