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.

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.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Hazelwood College LCA2 students Aodan Brennan, Kevin Moore, Caitriona O Sullivan, Rebecca Roche and Áine Cunningham with some of the Christmas shoe boxes collected at Hazelwood College as part of Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. The show boxes were given by students and their families in order to help families across the developing world.