Long term SERVE Volunteer Darren Hennelly Travels Back Home

SERVE Development Officer and long-term overseas volunteer Darren Hennely travels home this weekend from Mazabuka, Zambia after working there 17 months.

On the eve of his departure to Ireland, Darren shares, “I’m looking forward to coming home and I’m happy with the work that has been done while I have been in Mazabuka. It’s been a challenging environment to work in but there is now a platform for further development and continued progress in the Assumption Parish. The experience leaves me with a range of emotions and memories to last a lifetime. Hopefully, I can make it back to Mazabuka someday to witness the progress. This experience makes me very humble and grateful for what I have”. 

Darren worked closely with Assumption Parish and other partners in Mazabuka, Zambia. Darren was involved with designing workshops, life skills training programmes and sports days for the youth. Darren also initiated a community garden project. Darren was deeply involved with identifying the needs of our partners to ensure SERVE could offer the support they needed.

Team SERVE looks forward to Darren’s safe homecoming to Co. Mayo.

Darren Hennelly at the St. Bakhita Youth Centre in Mazabuka, Zambia
Darren Hennelly with Cledwyn and Br. Jose from Flamboyant Special School in Mazabuka
Darren Hennelly facilitating workshop with SERVE partner Young Africa in Lusaka, Zambia
Darren Hennelly at the community garden in Mazabuka, Zambia