The following is information received from Rachel Duke, Plan Ireland, in relation to a trek in Ethiopia in aid of their charity. It is being run by Plan Ireland, an independent, not-for-profit organisation without political agenda or religious orientation; it is one of the oldest and largest children’s development charities in the world.
For members interested in participating, please check the Plan Ireland website.

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Plan Ireland would like to invite you to join us on a spectacular, life changing trip deep into the heart of Ethiopia, where you will get the opportunity to travel through amazing countryside, visiting the 14th century monasteries scattered across the islands on Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake and source of the Blue Nile, and Lalibela, a town famous for its churches carved from living rock.

This 5 day trek, from 29th May- 3rd June 2014, includes breathtaking walks near Lalibela, set in a mountain range along the Great Rift Valley, with majestic views and a great chance to see many birds of prey . The accommodation is provided by the local communities, offering a chance to experience the local culture, while also providing an essential income for the community. You will get the opportunity to see Plan’s work first-hand with visits to local projects, meet some great people and make a lasting difference to so many. More details can be found at www.plan.ie/challenges

Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s development charities in the world, working to lift millions of children and their families out of poverty in 50 of the world’s poorest countries. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation without political agenda or religious orientation. Nobel Peace Prize winner, John Hume, is Patron of Plan Ireland.

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