The 2015 Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan says she is inspired by the indomitable spirit of the Kolkata rubbish dump children.
The reigning Rose of Tralee’s first international trip has brought her to India with the Hope Foundation.
Elysha Brennan has described Bhagar dump in Kolkata as an attack of the senses, with no words to describe the conditions there.
She has also visited the Hope Hospital in Kolkata.
The Hope Foundation believes education should be a birthright and each child should be given the opportunity to grow, learn & reach their full potential.