With great sadness we learned yesterday that our dear colleague and friend John Curran was killed during a robbery in his apartment in Cape Town South Africa.

John only recently completed a 2 year contract as Director of Education for Mellon Educate in South Africa and was staying on vacation in Cape Town for a number of weeks.

The South African Police service are carrying out a full investigation.

Niall Mellon, CEO said:

“I know our many volunteers and supporters will be very sad to hear this tragic news. John was much loved by everyone who met him and especially by the thousands of children he helped during his time with Mellon Educate.”

“We are assisting his family in every way we can and your warm wishes of empathy are sincerely appreciated.”

We wish to confirm that our annual building blitz will take place as planned on 17th -24th November.