Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Ireland, Dr Jilan Wahba Abdelmajid, pictured with students from Coláiste Gleann Lí, Clash, Tralee on Wednesday.
Photo: Don MacMonagle
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Press Release: Embargoed until 3 pm, May 18th 2022
Tralee Students Welcome Ambassador
Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) and Coláiste Gleann Lí welcomed a visit from the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Ireland, Dr Jilan Wahba Abdelmajid, on Wednesday, May 18th 2022.
The focus of this visit was to discuss educational initiatives between students of twinned towns Tralee and Beit Sahour, with the Ambassador taking the opportunity to visit Kerry ETB school, Coláiste Gleann Lí to meet with some students.
Coláiste Gleann Lí is located on Clash Road in Tralee, adjacent to the Kerry Colleges Clash Road Campus and the South Campus of the Munster Technological University. Currently boasting enrolment figures of c. 235 annually, Coláiste Gleann Lí is committed to the holistic development of each student entrusted in their care, with students being supported both in their studies and in their search for meaning and identity.
Following a tour of the school, Coláiste Gleann Lís Student Council invited the Ambassador to plant an olive tree on the grounds, an act symbolic of peace and prosperity. At the ceremony, Principal, Mr Liam Mc Gill, said: Coláiste Gleann Lí is privileged to welcome Ambassador Abdalmajid. The schools rich history in STEM education and our core values of Excellence in Education, Care, Equality, Community and Respect make Coláiste Gleann Lí the perfect location to acknowledge this twinning arrangement with the planting of an olive tree.
As part of the visit, the Ambassador also met with the Kerry ETB Senior Executive Management at its Head Office in Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee. The meeting opened with Kerry ETB Chief Executive Officer providing a comprehe
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