Cork Life Centre

Cork life Centre is a voluntary organization offering an alternative learning environment to young people who find themselves outside the mainstream education system.

The Centre and its staff offer students 1:1 tuition in Junior and Leaving Cert subjects and support them in their preparation for these State Exams. The approach to education is a holistic one. The value is in the social education of young people as much as on the academic.

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I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met…..

Indeed yes, this is a line from a saccharine sweet rom-com which I best now reference(‘The Wedding Date’) But this thought has been bouncing around my head as I reflect on 2018-another amazing year working with young people and being privileged enough to share their journeys. I think of all the incredible achievements of our … Continue reading I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met…..

‘When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves’

  Final Musing on Edmund Rice Week: Visit by Ibrahim Halawa 11/05/2018 The above title is taken from the extraordinary ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor E Frankl-it connects so much with Ibrahim’s story I can’t stop thinking about it as he speaks to us and I am to learn it is amongst the books … Continue reading ‘When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves’

‘Equality isn’t achieved by treating everybody the same’

Musings from Edmund Rice Week @ the Cork Life Centre 08/05/2018 We had a more than interesting discussion today with Professor Áine Hyland about educational equality- who better to take a master class with than the woman who has spent most of her life advocating for children’s educational rights! Eloquently  and succinctly in less than … Continue reading ‘Equality isn’t achieved by treating everybody the same’

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