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These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Fund recipient Niamh Griffin received support to travel to Sierra Leone to examine the place of education in helping girls to improve their quality of Read more

Fund recipient Michael O’Kane received support to explore and highlight the personal experiences of people who have been through FGM and survived. Michael’s project appeared Read more

Fund recipient Sorcha Pollack examined the reasons behind nurses from Kerala leaving Southern India. This is despite the region being held up as one of Read more

A TV boomed into life in the dining-room, and all eyes drifted to the football-match … including two nuns who were discussing infant malnutrition before Read more

By Arthur Velker
At a stuffy gas station, a skeletal figure stands hand-in-hand with a ragged child, murmuring an obscure message inside the passenger window Read more

Fund recipient Margaret Ward travelled to The Philippines to report on the current state of women’s reproductive healthcare, including maternal mortality, abortion and access to Read more

By Arthur Velker

To watch the sunset in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is to have a front row ticket to a big panoramic cataclysm.
The ocean forms Read more

Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2017 gives an overview of the work the Irish government is supporting in over 130 countries around the Read more

An information session for those interested in applying to the Fund will be held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 80 Read more

Student Scheme recipient Shauna Bowers was funded to travel to Sierra Leone and report on the aftermath of a massive mudslide that hit the capital Read more