About EDP

The EDP is a committee of voluntary fundraisers dedicated to supporting Deaf children in Ethiopia gain access to formal education.

We place a particular emphasis on assisting Deaf children from poor rural families and who are living isolated lives.

EDP is an affiliate of VLM – Charity Registration Number CHY17070

(EDP is a sub committee of VLM. Our only remit is the support and development of the ALDS).  VLM Website

Meet our committee

Fr.Stephen Monaghan CM

Stephen is a Vincentian Priest.  Formerly: National Chaplain to the Deaf Community in Ireland; Parish Priest at the Parish of the Travelling People, Dublin Diocese; Assistant coordinator VLM (Vincentian Lay Missionaries); Chaplain at St. Patricks Teacher Training College, Drumcondra.

Presently assistant coordinator and developments officer at the Ambo Lazarist Deaf School, Ambo, Ethiopia, where he also assists with teaching.
 (Fr. Stephen has a HDip (Teacher of the Deaf) from DCU ). He is a founding member of EDP.

Miriam O'Regan

Miriam is an Electronic Technician with Horner APG based in Cork. She is the secretary and is a founding member of EDP.

Miriam And Patrick O’Regan are parents of 2 children, both adopted from Ethiopia, one of whom is deaf. Their deep desire to assist deaf children in Ambo access appropriate education led to the establishment of the EDP. 

Patrick O'Regan

Patrick works as a general operative with Smurfit Kappa, based in Cork. He is also a coach with Togher AC, “Little Athletics”, and Greenwood FC under 12’s. He is the treasurer and a founding member of EDP. 

Miriam And Patrick O’Regan are parents of 2 children, both adopted from Ethiopia, one of whom is deaf. Their deep desire to assist deaf children in Ambo access appropriate education led to the establishment of the EDP. 

Olivia Flynn

Olivia is a Marketing and Multimedia Executive who designed, developed and maintains edp-ambo.com.

Olivia helps to ensure all online donation systems are working and secure.

She has been working with EDP since 2018.

Meet our fundraising team

Sue Heywood

Teresa Murphy

Cathy O Keeffe

Liz Callanan

Niamh White

Anne Callanan

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