Two students who attend Tarbert Comprehensive School have the honour of being selected to fly to Tanzania as guests of Concern, the international Irish Charity.

Tarbert Comprehensive School has fundraised for Concern for almost thirty years generating a grand total of €186,997 over that time-span. In recognition of that achievement, students Aisling O’Carroll and Erin Moriarty accom-panied by Ms Bríd Carroll, take off en route to Dar es Salaam on the 5th of July representing the school and the people of the Tarbert area who have been so generous to the Concern Project over the years.

A delegation from the school also achieved this recognition in 2005 when students and teachers visited one of the Concern Projects. The awarding of the visit for a second time is in recognition of the fact that Tarbert Compre-hensive School is one of the better fundraising schools for the Concern Organisation.

The 2014 delegation will visit the Concern office in the capital city of Tanzania in early July and will be taken to visit projects in the Mtwala region of the country. As Concern has strong links with the Young Scientist Tanzania Programme the lucky Tarbert students will meet students from the region who are participants in that Programme. The students from North Kerry will have the opportunity to see Concern Development Aid Projects in action in areas such as Agriculture, Education, Health, Women’s Groups and other projects as part of their hectic schedule.

The success of Tarbert Comprehensive School in gleaning such large sums for Concern is due to the kind generosity of the students and their parents, friends and neighbours who parted with their kind donations despite the present economic climate.

Erin and Aisling will return to Tarbert as ambassadors for Concern bearing testament as to the dedication of the Concern workers as they pursue their projects in Tanzania.