Focus Ireland believes that education plays a key role in increasing public awareness of the different issues associated with homelessness.
The Ambassador School Programme aims to encourage schools to become actively involved in the issue of homelessness in Ireland. The programme provides a framework, structure and incentive for schools to integrate equality and awareness activities into their school planning and learning.
Focus Ireland’s education resource for primary schools is aimed at teaching students the reasons people become homeless. Children are also given the chance to discuss homelessness and the issues people who are homeless may face, with the aim of breaking down any negative stereotypes some of them may have around the subject.