For the attention of the Minister of Education

Cork Life Centre is a voluntary organisation offering an alternative learning environment to marginalised young people.

The Centre and its staff offer students 1:1 tuition in Junior and Leaving Cert subjects and support them in their preparation for these State Exams. The approach to education is a holistic one. The value is on the social education of young people as much as on the academic. The Centre provides students and teachers with:

- An open and friendly environment.
- Positive trusting relationships with peers and staff.
- Continuous support with issues and challenges a student might face during work.

With The Centre many young 12-18 year old early school leavers have achieved formal school certification. The success of the project is the mix of nurturance, individual programmes, educational certification, stimulation, fun, hard work, mutual respect and expectations.

For 14 years now, the Cork Life Centre has provided early school leavers an alternative place of education, a safe haven, a close community, and most importantly the time and space for them to develop: not just academically, but socially; not just as individuals but as members of the community.

From this year on, our trustees (The Christian Brothers) are no longer in a position to grant us the €90,000 per annum they have generously funded us with. We the undersigned call on the department of education to ensure the services of the Cork Life Centre continue into the future.

We further request that they meet the financial short fall to ensure the continued education of the most vulnerable of our society.

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