Habitat for Humanity
Ten year 13 pupils along with ten pupils from Carrickfergus Grammar School took part in the Habitat for Humanity Schools Programme.
The students had an opportunity to get their hands dirty - painting, plastering and knocking down walls at the Welcome Organisation, not far from our school. The Welcome Organisation adopts a non-judgemental approach to addressing homelessness issues. People become and stay homeless for a whole range of complex and coinciding reasons. Tackling homelessness is about much more than putting a roof over people's heads. Many homeless people face a number of issues in addition to, but often compounded by, their homelessness. Isolation compounded with the destructive nature of homelessness means that homeless people find it difficult to access the help they need.
As well as this, the St. Dominic’s pupils aim to raise £1250 which will be used to provide shelter to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, including those in Malawi where 1.4 million children are orphaned or vulnerable, largely as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.