The Missionvale Township

Located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Missionvale is a township of an estimated 100,000 people. Like much of the African continent, Missionvale has been ravaged by disease, unemployment and malnutrition. The HIV/Aids virus is affecting 70% of its population, including children. Almost 75% of the adult population of Missionvale is unemployed.

Yet, amidst the apparent hopelessness, the amazing story of Sr. Ethel Normoyle and her team of Care workers brings a glimmer of hope and comfort to the inhabitants of this shantytown

Clare FM

Tonight, 23rd of February, three volunteers from the 2014 Missionvalre Ireland trip will be live on the Clare FM programme Beyond Belief. Tiernan Mc Dermott, Cathal Hodgins and Chloe Normoyle will talk about their experiences working in Missionvale with Sr Ethel Normoyle. Listen Live by following the link below.

A Volunteers Perspective

Declan Clancy, a first time volunteer with Missionvale Ireland has written a blog on his experience travelling to the township of Missionvale. Every volunteer takes something different away from their time in Missionvale and Declan is no exception. Through his blog Declan gives a true insight into the trip, not only the work that is [...]