PROJECTS COMPLETED BY THE AGR. ENG. DEPT. FOR MISSION STATIONS IN EAST AFRICA SINCE 1986
1. 1986/87 support for project in the Development Dept. of Mbulu Diocese, Central Tanzania, sponsored by Gorta; supplied second hand tipper truck, tools, and clothes, former students involved and serving under Fr. Ned Ryan were -Eugene O'Reilly & Bernard Gannon.
2. 1991-92 Major Project for Diploma students, Dermot Brennan and Joe Lynch with the rebuilding of a landrover (LRl) for Hombolo Farm in Central Tanzania: the vehicle was delivered in September, 1992 along with a container of other items which included tractor spares, medical items for the neighbouring leprosy hospital, tools, blankets and clothes.
3. 1993 Refurbishment of a short wheel based landrover (LR2) by the staff of the Agr. Eng. Department for the Vocational School at Arua in North West Uganda which catered for refugees from Sudan. This vehicle was despatched in February, 1993 as part of an ecumenical by a number of churches in Dublin.
4. 1995-96 Rebuilding and modifications to a short-wheel base landrover (LR3 ) by Padraig Flynn and Donal Moriarty, both from the Castlemaine area, as their major project in the Agr. Eng. Diploma. This vehicle was also delivered along with a consignment of tools, blankets and clothes to the Medical Centre in Mpwapwa, Central Tanzania in September, 1996.
5. 2001 Rebuilding of a long wheel base landrover by the staff and students of the Agr. Eng. Department for the development department in the Diocese of Nakuru in Central Kenya. The vehicle was transported to South Africa and driven up to Kenya by former student, Angus Craigie and friends.
6. 2002 After 4 years of designing and construction an 'Oil Processing Plant' for the Agricultural and Rural Development, Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (ARDESC) within the Diocese of Nakuru in Central Kenya., a blessing service took place on the 1st March with despatch the following week of a container which also included educational equipment for a vocational school in Central Tanzania and gifts/donations from parishes in Tralee and North Kerry to their counterparts in Central Kenya. Installation and commissioning of the oil processing plant took place in July and production commenced in Nov. 2002.
The following projects where developed by the ITT charities committee for Africa.