Tochar Valley Community Leadership Program
For many decades, Sister Maureen Lally, has worked tirelessly to support grassroot organizations and local communities across the Tochar Valley in County Mayo, through the Tochar Valley Rural Community Network. Tochar Valley comprises 18 communities – an area that stretches from Balla in the east to Murrisk in the west.
Sr Maureen, represents a true community leader—a change agent who has expertise in bringing communities together, identifying leaders and building their capacity, and supporting local organizations. Small towns and villages across Mayo rely on this expertise to further their work and ensure their sustainability. In recognition of this work, Sr. Maureen was named “Mayo Person of the Year” in 2018.
Sr. Maureen has developed a curriculum to help communities enhance their leadership skills, support their local communities, and build the capacity of local non-profit organizations, and she is reaching out to the Mayo diaspora for support in funding the delivery of this curriculum across communities in the Tochar Valley. No such training service exists presently in Co. Mayo! Your support will ensure that small towns and villages across the Tochar Valley have access to the expertise needed to strengthen their communities.