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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‘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’

Early education vital in tackling city’s inequality

Delighted to see enduring inequalities in our education system highlighted in the Evening Echo recently(27.12.2017) by journalist Grainne McGuinness and to be featured in the article along with Dr. Tom Cavanagh a huge supporter and advocate for educational opportunities for all.   Dr Tom Cavanagh speaking at the official opening of the newly refurbished Dochas … Continue reading Early education vital in tackling city’s inequality

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