Homeless people in Coventry have been provided with homemade food thanks to a charity project between three faith schools in the city.
Year 10 pupils at the Muslim-faith Eden Girls’ School have been giving up their time – along with those from Sikh-faith Seva School and Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College – to help some of the most vulnerable people in our city.
It is all part of the Eden Girls’ School’s philanthropic Community Service programme – which enables pupils create an enterprise project that makes a positive difference in the community, whilst developing leadership and planning skills.
Each year, pupils from Year 10 commit three days during the school year to support a charitable cause or so- cial action project.
On the first Community Service Day, which was hosted at Eden Girls’ School , Coventry, pupils agreed on the
beneficiary of the project and produced a project plan.
They decided to make soup to feed 80 residents at Harnall Lifehouse, Harnall Lane West, Coventry .
The residential scheme, which is operated by The Salvation Army, provides accommodation to homeless peo- ple in the city for periods of one day to six months, in addition to a range of services to support its residents to secure employment and a home of their own.
Pupils put their culinary skills to the test on the second Community Service Day by working in groups to pre- pare homemade soup.
Staff and pupils then delivered the meal to Harnall Lifehouse where Salvation Army staff served the soup to its residents.
Pupils will meet again at the end of the summer term for the final day of the initiative to evaluate its success and document any lessons learnt that will benefit next year’s cohort of pupils.
Saqub Sheikh, Principal of Eden Girls’ School, Coventry , said: “Well done to all the students involved. By coming together with other nearby faith schools and showing what we have in common to help those less for- tunate than ourselves, the pupils have really shown that they live by our STAR values”.