Alan Kerins is an Irish sportsman, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Kerins works in partnership with Self Help Africa. He was also a dual player for Galway, a hurler between 1997 and 2011 and a footballer between 2001 and 2004. He played with the senior inter-county team until 2011.
Self Help Africa works in nine countries across sub-saharan Africa, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities. https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/
For more information on Alan Kerins and Self Help Africa, see links:
Alan Kerins talks at the World Meeting of Families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfnI1FTTyU
Alan Kerins talks about his African experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8vHWQjYPBU