Rose of Tralee Maria has begun her journey to South Africa with the Niall Mellon Township Trust (now Mellon Educate) as part of their latest Building Blitz initiative.
Over 10,000 Irish volunteers have been on a building blitz with the charity so far and 125,000 homes have been built.
Maria will travel with other Mellon Educate volunteers to Nelson Mandela’s homeland of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, where she will help build a brand new school and renovate another. A total of 200 volunteers are on this latest Building Blitz from 70 towns and villages across Ireland. Maria will also visit township families and Mandela’s museum.
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