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Sr Mary Ann brings hope to Huaycan youth

Sr Mary Ann Neylon returned to her home in Peru this week after her recent visit to Clare. Before she left, she spoke to The Clare Champion about the fundraising efforts of her home parish of Inagh and the surrounding areas and her work combating family violence in Huaycan. For 25 years, Sr Mary Ann has lived and worked in Peru. Before that, she worked in the Phillipines for eight years, having joined the Columban order 50 years ago. For the past four years, she has been working on “the prevention of family violence with youth, to help build self-esteem and awareness skills with young people”. Sr Mary Ann explained, “We have a project working in two secondary schools and one in the community. This is a project with male and female youths and together they learn values, mutual respect and awareness.” Sr Mary Ann trained in social sciences and tries to upskill, particularly in the area of family and …

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