Volunteer Story: Ciara – Summer 2016

Ciara with one of her reading groups.

This summer, 2016, I visited Providence after a long gap of ten years. I first visited Providence in 2005 with a small group of lovely people from Maynooth University, and spent a couple of months there in the following summer of 2006 too. In 2006, I never would have imagined it would be ten years before I returned, so I couldn’t wait to go back this summer.

I had kept in touch with all the activities and developments in Providence, mostly through Claire who returns to Providence on at least a yearly basis (the students often joked fondly that Claire is always here!), so I couldn’t wait to see what had changed, meet all the new Providence students, and hopefully see a few familiar faces too.