Brenda Cahalan
International Coordinator

Brenda Cahalan, 27 years old, born in a small village called Mullagh in county Galway, Ireland. Shes very passionate about children and the early years. Volunteering has always been something she has wanted to do, and was delighted for that dream to come true in 2019 with Sandy Bevan Educational Center.

Brenda completed her undergraduate degree in the National University of Ireland, Galway, studying a Bachelor of Arts. She then completed her Postgraduate diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education in IT Carlow. Brenda has always worked with small children ranging from babies to five year olds. She loves to travel and has been to 23 countries to date.

Her most recent venture was her trip to Africa, Uganda, it opened up her eyes to how the rest of the world live and believe that everyone should visit a third world country at least once in their lives.

She’s honoured to be our international co-ordinator.

Hannah Finnegan

Hannah Finnegan comes from a farming background in a rural community in the south of Ireland! She is a qualified primary school teacher and loves working with children of all ages. She spends her summers traveling to different countries and experiencing life in different parts of the world! Volunteering is always something She wanted to get involved with but wanted to make sure when she did it actually made a difference and see where the money she fundraised  went. Spending time this summer working with GNUVF was such an eye opening and wonderful experience. She loved every minute and was extremely sad saying goodbye.

Gaffney Niall
International Coordinator

 Niall, is 28 from Ireland. he likes taking career breaks  to spend time travelling, working, meeting new people, learning new things, and having new experiences. loves being outdoors, especially in nature. he is a keen jogger and hill walker. He loves animals, all kinds and sizes, he  loves to travel and explore new places, preferably ones that are off the beaten track. loves getting his hands dirty - which is one of the main reasons he volunteered in Community Development projects with GNUVF. Persionate  about helping people and he works with a number of charities in various capacities.