Gonzaga Students Volunteer


Conor Cosgrove and J.J O’Shea, two 5th year students from Gonzaga College, Ranelagh will be travelling to the Middle East country of Jordan to volunteer with Operation Smile Ireland.

Operation Smile Ireland located on Pembroke Road provides treatment to children with facial deformities in the developing world. The boys have been part of the the charity for a number of years and they were selected from a large group of applicants to attend the medical mission in Jordan as volunteers.
Conor and J.J will be able to observe the work of the Operation Smile medical volunteers, helping out where appropriate, and making the young patients feel more relaxed before and after their surgeries. They have been trained and will be educating patients on nutrition, dental hygiene, clean water, oral rehydration therapy, and fire safety. The boys are set to head out tomorrow, the 16th of January to the Middle East for their trip of a lifetime.
By Donna Dunne
Pictured: Conor Cosgrove and J.J O’Shea