‘Habitat for Humanity’ initiative 2018/19

On Thursday 8th November pupil representatives from Grosvenor’s Year Thirteen, along with their counterparts from ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock’, met in GGS for the first of two workshops in conjunction the global charity ‘Habitat for Humanity’. 

‘Habitat for Humanity’ works around the world to build homes for people most in need in The Philippines, Nepal, India and Romania. Every year, ten pupils from Grosvenor work with ten pupils from 'Our Lady and St Patrick’s College' across the two aforementioned workshops, before participating in a site day where refurbishment work is carried out.

This year, the team will be working at the ‘Habitat Restore’ site in Lisburn. The group will also be responsible for fundraising a minimum of £1235 for the year. This is achieved through a charity week at Easter and is the cost of an average house built by ‘Habitat for Humanity’.

Well done to all of the Grosvenor pupils who have agreed to embark on this most worthwhile project, as well as their peers from OLSPC; in addition, gratitude is also extended to the two teacher coordinators from each school - Mrs Fiona Browne (GGS) and Mr Jim Doyle (OLSPC) who have successfully run this project over the past number of years.

We look forward to following the continued progress of this initiative throughout the academic year. 

Year Thirteen pupils from Grosvenor and Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, along with representatives from the global charity 'Habitat for Humanity', during the schools' first workshop of the year on Thursday 8th November.