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September 2012

Table Quiz - The 51, Wed 10th October 2012

Summer is now a distant dream as the nights are closing in, so why not grab some know-it-all friends and join us at our next fundraiser?

The 51 on Haddington Road, D4 is kindly hosting our event on Wednesday 10th October at 7pm.

Entry is €10 per person - max 5 people per table. No internet assistance allowed!!

We have some great sponsored prizes courtesy of Abbey Travel, The Burlington Hotel, Milano's, Donnybrook Fair, and hopefully more to come!!

Drinks specials on the night include €4 for selected bottled beers/ciders and great deals on shots & cocktails.

More info on the venue can be found here: http://www.the51bar.com/
Maths Camp 2012

Maths Camp 2012 ran from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August 2012. This year's Maths Camp welcomed over 450 students through the doors of Kongowea School in Mombasa

Find out more about this year's Maths Camp here

February 2012

Happy 6th Birthday to SAAS!!

SAAS officially turned 6 years old in February 2012, and we would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors and friends for making the last 6 years such an amazing success.

We hope that you will continue to support our work because we really cannot do this without you! And we look forward to meeting you all at some of our 2012 events.

January 2012

Important Notice re: Increase of Sponsorship Fees

Please click here to read an important letter sent to all current sponsors.

December 2011

Student Fun Day - Mombasa Beach - 10th December 2011

Our Kenyan SAAS team organised a Fun Day on Mombasa Beach in December for our students. Please click here to read more about the day.

September 2011

SAAS Charity Cycle - 24th September 2011

At 8.00 a.m. on Saturday 24th September, our first ever SAAS Charity Cycle team departed UCD. Alison O'Gorman, Natalie Reid, Kevin Stiles and our director Gina Woods cycled the 136 kilometre distance from UCD to Ferrybank. The team raised an amazing €700 which will be used to help cover SAAS's day-to-day running costs.

If you are interested in organising your own SAAS fundraising event, please contact fundraising@saas.ie

August 2011

Maths Camp 2011

Our 4th Maths Camp has been the most successful so far, with attendance records exceeding 350 students. Please click here for more.

June 2011

World Drugs Day - 26th June 2011

The 26th June 2011, saw in excess of 3,000 men, women and children take to the streets of Mombasa as part of World Drugs Day.

Please click here for more.
SAAS Easter Touch Rugby Camp 2011

Mombasa's future rugby stars start their training on Nyali Beach!

Please click here for more.

May 2011

Maths Camp 2011

After the great success of the last three years, Maths Camp 2011 has been launched!

As with previous years, Maths Camp 2011 will run for a whole week - starting Monday 1st August.

Please click here for more details.

March 2011

Table Quiz - The 51, 3rd March 2011

Due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to postpone the table quiz originally planned for the 24th Feb, but don't worry we've a new date and venue!

The 51 on Haddington Road is kindly hosting our event on Thurs 3rd March at 7pm.

€10 per person - max 5 people per table.

We still have some great sponsored prizes courtesy of Abbey Travel, The Burlington Hotel, Milano's, Donnybrook Fair, and hopefully more to come!!

Drinks specials on the night include €4 for selected bottled beers/ciders and great deals on shots & cocktails.

February 2011

Table Quiz - Dicey Reilly's, 24th February 2011 - CANCELLED

After a well earned rest our dedicated team of fundraisers is back to plan our next big event... Table Quiz at Dicey Reilly's, Thurs 24th February

Event kicks off at 7pm
€10 per person - max 5 people per table

To reserve your table e-mail gina@saas.ie or fundraising@saas.ie by Friday 18th February

We've some great sponsored prizes already courtesy of Abbey Travel and The Burlington Hotel and hopefully more to come!!

A combo of drinks specials and late bar on the night should make for a great after party.

Hope to see you all there!!

September 2010

Comedy Night at the Laughter Lounge, Thurs 9th September

Tickets only €25.00

Doors open at 7.00pm
Show starts at 8.30pm
FREE Cocktail for anyone in before 7.30
Late Bar & DJ after the show plus drinks promotion

Comedians on the night include Paul Sinha, Neil Dougan, Chris Kent and Keith Farnan.

There is only a limited number of tickets available so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information please click here to view our flyer.

To book tickets e-mail fundraising@saas.ie or call Gina at 087-2803823

August 2010

Maths Camp 2010
Maths Camp 2010 has now finished, and was a great success.
A big thanks to all the tutors who have volunteered their time and skills to help make this possible. Click here for more details.

February 2010

Launch of Rama's On-line Gallery
One of the SAAS students, Rama Athman, has an amazing gift for painting. At SAAS we want to encourage him in this talent, and help him to support his family through his work. Please have a look at a selection of the wonderful paintings that Rama has created by clicking here
Table Quiz in Kielys Mt. Merrion, Feb 4th
After the success of our last table quiz SAAS will be having another in Kielys of Mount Merrion on February 4th. This event promises to be a great night with some fantastic prizes for the quiz and the raffle. We hope to see you there.

September 2009

Change the World Campaign
Spare change weighing you down? Unable to walk in a straight line due to weight in your pockets? Make a difference today by signing up to SAAS's Change the World campaign.

We will send you a collection box that you can place your small change in every day. Even if you commit to just putting 10c coins and lower into the box every day it will make a huge difference to the lives of many of our students.

Why not put the box somewhere the whole family can use it like the kitchen or bring one to work and spread the word amoung your colleagues?

Even the smallest amount can make a huge difference to the lives of our students.

Go on, join this campaign and you can help change the world!

Contact fundraising@saas.ie to request your collection box.
Table Quiz in Dicey Reillys, September 30th
On September 30th SAAS held a table quiz in Dicey Reillys bar to raise funds for the day to day running costs for the organisation. The evening was a great success with a quiz and raffle. The event raised over €1,000 for SAAS and was attended by almost 50 people. SAAS would like to thank all of the participants, those that donated prizes, and our quiz master, John Dunnion from UCD.

August 2009

Maths Camp 2009
Maths Camp 2009 took place last August. Once again we were welcomed by Tudor school in Mombasa who kindly hosted the event. This year we had just under 100 students ranging from form 1 through to form 4. The tutoring team from Ireland were supported by a local team made up of former SAAS sponsored students. For 4 days we all worked really hard. To keep up our energy levels Mama Cecelia provided us with delicious home cooked food.

Maths camp is now becoming an annual event. If you would be interested in joining us for Maths Camp 2010 please send us an email at info@saas.ie If you have experience in teaching maths and are enthusiastic then you would be very welcome to join the team.

February 2009

Lyon's Tea Charity Giveaway
Visit www.lyonscharitygiveaway.ie and find out how to nominate our charity to win €10,000

November 2008

New website launched!
Thanks to very generous donations SAAS have been able to redevelop their marketing material and website.

September 2008

Interview on Bridging the Gaps
Fergus Toolan and Henry McLoughlin were interviews on Dublin City FM's Sunday morning talk show, Bridging the Gaps.

August 2008

Maths Camp 2008
After reviewing the performence of students in various subjects we noticed a distinct problem in Mathematics. Three third level lecturers and three teaching assistants went to Mombasa to deliver a crash course in mathematics to SAAS students.

May 2008

Trent Keegan R.I.P.
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of our friend Trent Keegan. Trent was a great friend of SAAS and had spent time with us and contributed greatly to our work. You can pay tribute to Trent by visiting his website.

June 2007

Three Peaks Challenge
On the June Bank Holiday weekend in 2007 20 intrepid volunteers climbed Croagh Patrick, Benbulben and Mount Errigal in aid of SAAS. They generated great support and awareness for SAAS and enjoyed themselves while doing so! Below is a picture of some of the SAAS adventurers on top of the world.