Leaving Limbo

The school was very proud to attend the premiere of “Leaving Limbo” on Saturday November 9th in IMC Athlone. The film, directed and produced by Maurice O’Brien and Cara Holmes from Lifeblood Films, tells the story of our inspiring Bower girls Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz, who met while living in direct provision and became firm friends through secondary school.

Maurice and Cara became regulars in the corridors and classrooms of the school over the past number of years as they documented the girls’ journey towards their Leaving Cert.

While always focused on their studies, the girls have also worked closely with UNICEF, becoming Youth Ambassadors for the organisation and using their voice to highlight the experiences of young people living in direct provision.

Natasha and Minahil are two keen debaters and are now alumni of our Alpha deBata Society. They are articulate and confident and showed these skills when addressing world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the thousands gathered at Wembley Arena to celebrate WE Day – a celebration of young people committed to making a difference.

This powerful documentary will be aired on RTE television in December and we are sure that all those who view it will be just as impressed by these two young ladies as we have been over the past five years. We thank Lifeblood Films for enabling the girls to share their story and we look forward to seeing all that they will continue to achieve in the future.