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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’

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John is the Business

More Musings from Edmund Rice Week at the Cork Life Centre 10/05/2018 I'm at the train station at the entry/exit barriers doing that socially awkward dance. You know it, the one you do when you’re meeting someone off a train and you know what they look like but they couldn’t pick you out of a … Continue reading John is the Business

‘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

Local teens overcome obstacles with Cork Life Centre

Roisin Burke(As featured on the Evening Echo 08.06.2017) Delighted to share this article demonstrating the strength, resilience and talent of our young people. MORE than 6,000 students are taking the Leaving Certificate exams and among them will be a number of students from the Cork Life Centre. Cork Life Centre is an organisation who works … Continue reading Local teens overcome obstacles with Cork Life Centre

Listening to Loss: Children and Bereavement

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network estimates that in Ireland bereavement affects between 36,000 and 60,000 school children. Yet how many teachers or other professionals have the confidence to really talk to children about death and loss. Sometimes all that may be required is to listen or to give children a medium to express their feelings. … Continue reading Listening to Loss: Children and Bereavement

Not just hearing but listening to young people’s voices

What an extraordinary week at the Cork Life centre for our annual Edmund Rice Conference. We have welcomed some wonderful guests into our community. As you enter our door you will see the following words 'May all who enter as guests leave as friends'. We could not wish for better friends and advocates for children … Continue reading Not just hearing but listening to young people’s voices

8th Annual Edmund Rice Week at the Cork Life Centre

It’s that time of year again where we gather to learn about issues affecting young people’s lives from experts,guests and friends and most importantly from young people themselves. Next week beginning Tuesday May 2nd we will welcome guests and speakers Deirdre Burke(The Guardian Children’s Project), Shane Griffin (Care Leavers Ireland), Tony Bates (Headstrong), Ruairi McKiernan(Spunout,Uplift) […]