Friendliness Campaigns & Helping Neighbours
By Elva Carri
Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programmes, now running all over Ireland and the world, are providing supportive environments that enable young teens to become their own local heroes; delving into the arts, sciences, sports, spiritual concepts and service projects.
A group in Oliver Bond House in Dublin 8 showed how open their eyes have become to being a positive impact in their community with a small, but thoughtful gesture. Knowing a neighbour was in hospital and returning home soon, the kids made a quick decision to clean up his front yard and make his homecoming more beautiful! Groups have also been busy planting, upcycling and organising a local friendliness campaign!