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Oakhill College for Human Rights

Posted on 9 May 2017
Oakhill College for Human Rights

Mission is an integral part of Oakhill culture and the College has now expanded its social work with the new introduction of a Human Rights group within the school.

Meeting for the first time on Monday the 1st of May, organised by Mission Coordinator Mr Chris Goodman and Lasallian Captain Lachlan MacMahon, with the aim of creating awareness around human rights within the College and to encourage students to take a stand against social injustices.

The meeting was attended by a number of staff and students from across all year groups, with attendee numbers expected to grow as the group extends its reach with social media. Students and staff discussed social injustices to help promote change by funding research into abuse and neglect of human rights

Mr Goodman said he was, "over the moon," with the high amount of enthusiastic support of which he hopes will only increase.

Brother McIntosh, a past principal of Oakhill, spoke about the importance of spreading awareness of social injustices. His words were extremely passionate and emotional as he pointed out the obvious disregard to human rights and the responsibility society plays in helping to maintain justice.

The group plans to be student-driven and will meet every two weeks to organise fundraisers in the future to help support.

This new initiative supplements the high level of involvement the school already has with the Lasallian Foundation. It is an opportunity for students in all year groups to involve themselves in mission work, as well as increase their awareness of social rights issues in the wider community.

 

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