Alice Leahy, Director and Co-Founder of TRUST receiving her award from Dr. Esohe Rosemarie Eno-Mark, Chairperson of the African Cultural and Traditional Society.
The African Cultural and Traditional Society on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 hosted a unique Awards Celebration to recognise a wide cross section of people making a difference in Irish society. Alice Leahy, Director and Co-Founder of TRUST was recognised for her contribution in helping those who have become homeless in providing both practical support as well as for her education and campaigning work in making society in general more aware of their needs.
“These awards are a little different in that they have been selected by members of African community in Ireland – an opportunity to recognise those Irish people and members of our own community making valuable contributions to this country,” said Dr. Esohe Rosemarie Eno-Mark from Nigeria and Chairperson of the African Cultural and Traditional Society.
“We are committed to assuming our responsibilities and seeking to make a difference for everyone and not just those of us who have come here from the 53 countries that make up the African Continent. This special Awards Celebration is a practical expression of that desire to play an active role in contributing to Irish society,” said Dr Eno-Mark.
The work of a number not so well known figures, both Irish and African, were acknowledged as well as the endeavours of high profile people making a difference in Ireland today.