Co-operation Ireland #45in45 – The Yale University Mug

Co-operation Ireland #45in45 – The Yale University Mug

Fri 01 Mar 2024 by Co-operation Ireland

In 2024 we are marking Co-operation Ireland’s 45th anniversary by exploring our history through 45 items.


Item 6: The Yale University Mug

As we continue to mark our 45th anniversary in 2024 by exploring our history through 45 meaningful items, Item Number Six is The Yale University Mug.

This well-used mug came to Co-operation Ireland through a ground-breaking programme the charity ran along with the Ivy League university aimed at helping gifted students from Derry/Londonderry who found financially difficult to make the journey to the United States to study at the world class education establishment.

Co-operation Ireland was delighted to welcome Keith Light, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, to a number of events across Northern Ireland for the duration of the programme.

It was thanks to the generosity of businesses like Heron Brothers construction that they programme was able to operate.

Among those to take advantage was Creggan student Aidan Donaghey, who spoke at the time about how much the opportunity to travel to study in Yale meant to him.

Building Bridges has now come to an end but Co-operation Ireland continues to have excellent relationships with the education sector.

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