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Loughgiel Loreto Missionary receives National Recognition Award in Peru

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Loughgiel Loreto Missionary receives National Recognition Award in Peru thumbnailSr. Patricia McLaughlin with the 2017 Palmas Magisteriales Award

LOUGHGIEL native Sister Patricia McLaughlin, a Loreto missionary nun ministering in Peru since 2000, has been presented with the 2017 Palmas Magisteriales Award.
This is the highest honour granted by the Peruvian State to teachers whose work has contributed significantly to the development of education.
Sr. Patricia said she was both honoured and humbled to receive the award on behalf of the Fy y Alegria School where she is the founding principal.
“Children everywhere deserve a good education. God has no favourites. If our work can make a difference to the life of one child, then, it is worthwhile" she said.
In 2013, the school which is located in the shantytown of Jicamarca on the outskirts of the capitol, Lima, won La Bueno Escuela - the Best School Award - and was hailed as a model in education.

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