Friday, November 19, 2010

Some photos of Roma the Builder in Cape Town

Today is Roma's last full day with the Niall Mellon Trust in South Africa. She begins her long journey home tomorrow, hopefully arriving back in Dublin early on Sunday morning. I spoke to her last evening and while she is exhausted from all the physical work, her spirits are very high. There are many photos located on the November Building Blitz website and Flickr. I have spotted a few so far that feature Roma (click to see larger versions):

Up Mayo!
Roma fourth from right.
Roma with Nozibusiso Zuma, daughter of
the South African President Jacob Zuma.
Roma (with water bottle) and
colleagues form the grey team.
Roma mixing mortar!

The township where she and the 750 volunteers are working is located in Wallacedene - you can see where this is on the following Google Map - check it out on street view and you'll get an idea of the conditions that township residents live in:

1 comment:

  1. Well done Roma. I bet it will be an experience she will never forget.