Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre are attending Colaiste Eoin and completing the KAS (Knowledge , Awareness and Safety) Programme with TY students. This programme is an education programme operating in secondary schools. This programme is the Centre’s second largest service, after client counselling. The primary aim of the programme is to raise students’ awareness of rape, sexual violence and sexual harassment using interactive workshops and personal development exercises. The KAS Programme is designed to give young people knowledge allowing them to understand and determine their own personal beliefs, attitudes and responsibilities in society. The programme is delivered to transition year students in two hour sessions by specially trained and experienced facilitators. During the academic year KAS Programme was delivered to approximately 2,000 students in 30 schools in Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois, Wicklow and Wexford. Schools in the Carlow and South Leinster area continued to be targeted The programme is a wonderful awareness campaign.
Helena from ASH Animal Rescue came to Colaiste Eoin and reiterated that a dog is not just for Christmas but for life. ASH is a non-profit organisation and is based in Rathdangan, Co.Wicklow. Since 1990 they have taken in hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats and a variety of other animals. Helena and her colleagues spend their lives doing caring for animals, rehabilitating some and looking for loving homes for those that can be homed. There is a strict no kill policy at ASH. Any animals that can’t be rehomed for whatever reason will become permanent members of the ASH family The students were delighted Helena and friends and thanked her for raising awareness about this issue.