First year students' fund-raising for Wells for Zoe


First year students in the BSc Computer Science (DT228) class have raised over €1,600 for the Irish water charity Wells for Zoe. The class were organised into 11 groups by their Communications for Technology lecturer, Leslie Shoemaker, and guided through the implementation of a variety of fundraising projects, including an international bake sale which featured food from six different countries, casino nights, an open mic nights, gigs, wristband sales, guess how many gummy bears were in the jar, games tournaments, and film nights.

The students presented John and Mary Coyne, the founders of this charity, with a check for €1,623.33 in a ceremony in DIT Kevin St on Tuesday, 5th February. The funds will be used to install water wells in rural villages in northern Malawi. Mary Coyne spoke of the impact that the students’ work will have in Malawi, where every cent of the money raised will be used. Wells for Zoe do not spend any money from public donations on administration. John Coyne spoke to the students about how 2,000 more people having access to clean, safe, drinking water due to the students’ efforts.

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