Flamboyant Special School

Sr. Claude and Sr. Paul are two Irish nuns from the Sisters of Mercy who have always been and remain a very special part of our family’s life. They worked for 30 years at St. Clare’s School before returning to Ireland. Sr. Claude then left for Africa where she started Linda School and its development. In 2012, she began helping friends Sr. Andrea and Angela with a school for special needs children – Flamboyant Special School. Sr. Claudia (as she is known in Africa) is in Zambia and we asked how we could help. She said the children there are in desperate need of new uniforms. Especially with special needs children, the uniform makes them feel a part of the school – a place where they belong. It also provides them with much needed clothes.

Sr. Paul and Sr. Claude circa 1970s

Sr. Paul and Sr. Claude circa 1970s

The school currently educates 84 boys and girls with a wide range of physical and medical needs. We will not feature any photos of these children to protect them. Through Sr. Paul’s generosity, she purchased a wheelchair in Scott’s memory for a small boy. We have seen firsthand from both of them, what a difference our support can make.

We are grateful to everyone who donated. Each child now has a new uniform and accessories. We couldn’t have done it without the list of supporters below. Asante Sana!

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