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Clondalkin Towers in Co. Dublin is located close to our school. The centre is used by the Jesuit Refugee Service and houses families, single males and single females. JRS Ireland provides outreach and support to individuals, families and children seeking asylum in Ireland. They provide information and resources to refugees and individuals living in Direct Provision accommodation. JRS deliver a 4-week summer programme of activities for children in Dublin centres and run a Christmas toy appeal.
As a school we could arrange visits from our school to the JRS centre in Clondalkin towers to get information about their work with refugees and people living in direct provision. We could meet families and staff working at the centre to get a fuller picture of their experiences, difficulties currently living in direct provision and the supports they receive. We could give feedback on our visit and experiences to the children and staff in school through assembly. We could promote awareness of their work through presentations and displays around the school on the noticeboards. We could inform people in our community by using our school website.
Finally, we could do a cake sale to raise much needed funds for the service and donate the money to the charity to support families living in direct provision and refugees. Raise finances to support the 4-week summer programme that they run with children. Staff members from the charity and people using the service could contribute to the cake sale by baking with different recipes around the world.