KCFE Helps Students With ‘Take It Or Leave It’ Initiative

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Kerry College of Further Education Principal Mary Lucey (right) and Childcare teacher Ellen Moloney at the ‘Take It Or Leave It’ shelf at the college. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Kerry College of Further Education has started an in-house initiative where course attendees can help out fellow students in need.

The ‘Take It Or Leave It’ initiative sees students leave unwanted non-perishable food on a shelf just inside the entrance to the college in Clash. Then, other students who need food can take it away.

“We’re conscious that, for some students, going to college is a big step from a financial viewpoint,” said Principal of KCFE, Mary Lucey.

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“So we started this initiative in collaboration with the students. Some weeks if students have some extra food left they can leave a donation on the shelf. If they find they need help another week, they can take away some food,” she added.

Another initiative KCFE has started this year is ‘KCFE Make Cents’. This is a collaboration with many local businesses where students get a 5% or 10% discounts on a number of goods and services.

“The two initiatives are part of KCFE supporting students going forward. We’re encouraging them to return to education and helping them as best we can,” said Mary.

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