Hope Foundation

Great to see so many of our students undertaking some wonderful adventures this Easter, while Kirsty Shiels and Caoimhe O Shea are studying Chinese at the University of Shanghai this group have headed to Kolkata, India where they will experience first hand the work of the Hope Foundation.

Some fantastic photos from our students in Kolkata

Kolkata 2017

The Trip of a lifetime – Kolkata April 2017

During the Easter holidays 2017, three teachers and four students travelled to Kolkata, in India to witness the work of the Hope Foundation. The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata helping to improve their quality of life and give them a better future. Funding over 60 projects, Hope reaches out to the most forgotten and vulnerable. We visited some of the projects the Hope Foundation funds such as boys and girls protection homes, the Hope hospital, the slum and dump crèche, the further education and training facility and the night ambulance service. It highlighted the importance of fundraising for the Hope Foundation and the fantastic work they are carrying out in Kolkata. It was uplifting to spend time with our four Transition Year students, Neasa Fahy, Mary Kate Fehin, Ava Mullane, and Blaithin Matthews and see how mature, caring and passionate they were about these projects and the children they met. It clearly is an invaluable trip for any TY student to go on. Finally, we would like to express a huge thank you for the kindness and sponsorship from our local community, businesses and school, whom without this trip would not have been possible.

Journey of a Lifetime

During the Easter Holiday, three Hazelwood College students, Bríd Flanagan, Letitia Cotter and Nicola Madden and a Hazelwood College teacher Ms. Betty Cotter left to embark on a journey of a lifetime to Calcutta, India with The Hope Foundation. The Hazelwood group raised over €12,00 for The Hope Foundation who work with street and slum children in India. Hope have set up many projects, for example orphanages, schools, homes and a hospital, all of which the girls got to visit. They are making huge differences in India and giving street and slum children the greatest gift of all, education. The four adventurers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed either financially or in other ways to help them on their journey. It was greatly appreciated.

Hope Foundation Visit to India

Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Bríd Flanagan, Nicola Madden and Letitia Cotter are pictured here as they prepare to head on an eye opening and once in a life time trip to India to visit the projects there. The trio raised approximately €12,000 for the Hope Foundation, who run schools, orphanages and hospitals in India, serving the poorest of the poor in Indian society. The girls will witness how the funds they have raised have been used, as well as participating in activities with the children in one of the orphanages there.


CSPE Action Projects

The Junior Certificate CSPE classes have been very busy over the past number of weeks working on their action projects. Here are a selection of photographs which show the wide range of activities undertaken

Picture a: Hazelwood College 3A CSPE students are pictured on their recent visit to the Dublin Criminal Circuit Court, which they participated in as part of their CSPE Action Research Project. The students are pictured here with Detective Aidan Cahill (far right, front row).

Picture b: Hazelwood College 3A CSPE students are pictured on their recent visit to Leinster House with Deputy Patrick O’Donovan (front row, far left) and their CSPE teacher Mr Noel O’Grady (front row, far right). The students took part in teh visit as part of their CSPE studies.

Picture c: 3C Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Muiris O’Keeffe, Eliza Reidy, Brendan O’Flynn, Douglas Woollam and Tomas Stritch prepare to serve first years at a coffee morning the 3C CSPE class organised as part of their CSPE Action Project. The coffee morning was held in aid of the charity The Hope Foundation, which aims to help the most vulnerable in the developing world, the street children of Calcutta. They aid them by providing food, shelter and education to aid them to build a better life for themselves.

Picture d: Hazelwood College 3C CSPE students (from left to right) Darragh Stack, Aaron Shanahan, Edel O’Flynn and Ciara O’Flynn. The students, as part of their CSPE Action Project ran a coffee morning in aid of The Hope Foundation, which aims to help the street children of Calcutta with food, shelter and education.

Picture e: Jack Long (left), a first year student attending Hazelwood College is served by Aaron Shanahan (right) as part of Aaron’s 3C CSPE group’s coffee morning, which raised money for The Hope Foundation, to aid the poorest children in the developing world, the street children of Calcutta.