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These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.


by Louise McLoughlin
The air in Entebee has a distinctive smell, like the smoke from a wood fire but a little Read more

2015 Student Scheme recipient Ellie O’Byrne, of Griffith College Cork,  travelled to Ethiopia to explore the work of female beekeepers who are breaking with tradition to Read more

Winter 2014 recipients Maurice Gunning and Alice McDowell travelled to The Gambia to create RIVERINE: 9 Stories from The Gambia – stories of women in The Read more

Winter 2014 recipient Derek O’Halloran travelled to Zambia to document some of the development challenges faced by Zambian youth and the ways in which young Read more

RTÉ Education Correspondent Emma O’Kelly and cameraman Colm McCaughey travelled to Tanzania with the support of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to see how the Read more

Winter 2014 recipient Didem Tali travelled to Malawi to explore the issue of child marriage. Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Read more


by Sorcha Pollak
Standing on a white sand beach on the Honduran coast I took a deep breath as I dipped my toes Read more


by Eimear Lowe
There are few benefits to arriving into any country at 3am but in Uganda, it’s the absence of traffic.  My Read more

by Didem Tali
When I went to Malawi research and report about child marriage, I learned two things:

Many villages and communities in Malawi are Read more

by Aisling Hussey
Agricultural output is headline news in Malawi. It’s down by 30 per cent from last year’s harvest, mainly due to Read more

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