Belvedere -‘Focus’ on homeless

March 9, 2010 in General, News

belvofocus_01RTE presenter Aidan Power went back to school recently to team up with students at Belvedere College and launch Focus Ireland’s new education module for secondary schools. The aim of the free learning resource is to break down stereotypes and inform students about homelessness and housing needs in Ireland. The charity said Belvedere College was the perfect venue to launch the pack as the students hold an annual sleep-out to raise vital funds for homeless charities. Speaking at the launch, Belvedere headmaster Gerard Foley said, “This type of learning is a key part of our school’s ethos. It helps students develop as more rounded people, aware of others in need, understanding social justice issues. Todays’ students are tomorrows’ leaders, so it’s vital they know how to empathise with people who need support in society.”