Mary Rice Day Care Centre in Cherven
It has become Government policy in Belarus to open day centres for invalid children who live at home with their families (resolution of Ministry of Labor dd. 17.09.2007). The State gave us a building in Cherven to work on and partly sponsored that from the budget.
volunteers took on the job, beginning in October 2007. By March the place was in use, though not complete. Work continued and then, on July 25th 2008, the new centre, called Mary Rice House, in memory of Br. Edmund Rice’s handicapped daughter, was officially opened. Many Irish people attended and Br. Philip Pinto represented the Christian Brothers.