ShoutOut wants to deliver the old message of 'don't discriminate' in a new and engaging way. We are bringing this into classrooms through volunteers who have been in this situation just years before and know exactly what it feels like. We want to bring about change in the Irish education system, allowing for a much freer discourse around sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, lessening stigma and reinforcing the message of equality.
We deliver workshops to transition year classes in Irish secondary schools with the aim of promoting acceptance towards diversity and the celebration of identity, specifically LGBT. The workshops [designed by education consultants] are interactive, engaged, 2hrs in length and are facilitated by trained, garda vetted university students. As such it's hoped to communicate with students on a sort of Peer2Peer level.
ShoutOut is an anti-homophobia initiative being set up and run by 3rd level students. Trained and vetted volunteers work with classes, workshopping them in a fun and relaxed way using personal testimonials and educational resources. We want to bring home a message of support for people who are struggling with their sexuality, and foster support amongst their classmates.