Simulating homelessness

May 2, 2012 by  
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Last June, Sydney’s Jewish House hosted 85 students from 8 different  private and public schools both private and public  from the Eastern and Northern Suburbs who slept out in open air enabling them to experience what it feels like to be homeless is all about and appreciate firsthand the challenges involved.

Practising for the sleep outNext month, students from years 8-12 are invited to experience 1 night of homelessness. Sleeping out under the stars will enable them to sample what being homeless is all about and appreciate first-hand the challenges of being homeless. Our event allows the youth to experience this disadvantage in a covered and secure environment.

S.O.S. [Students on the Streets]empowers our youth to make a difference to the silent sufferers amongst us.

The event schools that participate are Moriah, Emanuel, Reddam, Masada, Academy BJE as well as the youth movements of Bnei Akiva, Netzer, Habonin. On April 30, we launched the video and website to enable each student to register and fundraising money from their family, friends and community who will sponsor them to sleep out, simulating a night of homelessness.



Watch a video of the students in action




One Response to “Simulating homelessness”
  1. gabrielle says:

    Experiencing homelessness? You must be joking. A great night out.

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