These students get to serve the homeless, as part of their curriculum
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”, said Nelson Mandela. But many see it only as means to an end, of securing a better future often for themselves. This is where Gonzaga College High School stands out, by incorporating the need to help the homeless as part of their curriculum. Superficial acts are not counted and the students need to display both their sensitivity and earnestness and do things that directly support the poor.
According to Eliza McGraw, The Father McKenna Center housed at the school serves men experiencing homelessness and poverty. Students are required to complete 40 hours of service during senior year and they can work there, by helping to serve lunch, teaching them computer skills, or keeping them in good spirits through friendly communication. The students also take part in different service programs which help the less fortunate.
The full article is given below for you to read and share with those intending to help the homeless. Please leave your valuable comments on the need of education to go beyond what it is in the present day to what it should be – a means to bring up better human-beings.
With a homeless center on campus, students have an unusual chance to serve
By Eliza McGraw
It looks like a lot of food, but high school senior Richard Hrdy wonders if there’s more. He races out of a small industrial kitchen to scout one last dining room at Gonzaga College High School in Northwest Washington.
Four of his schoolmates — three freshmen in black Campus Kitchen T-shirts, and another senior — remain around a table full of open cardboard takeout containers, doling out roast beef sandwiches, pasta and fruit. One boy carefully adds a hard-boiled egg to each box. Hrdy, who is from Alexandria, Va., returns; all food was gathered already. It’s time to go.
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