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Edmund Rice Waterford Academy | Leadership putting Faith into Action

Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

DIRECTOR OF IDENTITY & STUDENT FORMATION, MS SUZANNE WALSH

From Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

Wednesday, 17 March, saw the launch of our College’s new leadership initiative – The Edmund Rice Waterford Academy. This is a leadership program that focuses on the character and faith development of students. During each session, a guest speaker addresses different topics on Christian leadership, with special emphasis on Servant Leadership. The aim of the program is to provide students with opportunities to live out their call to be men for others through a faith that does justice. It aims to instil in our graduates the ideals of being young men of faith and integrity, so that their lives will be a reflection of the values espoused by Jesus and Edmund Rice.

Mr Daniel Street, well-known political journalist and current member of the World Bank Group, provided inspiration for our young men. He encouraged them to be men of action and to never see an injustice without doing something about it. Having a conscience and following your heart are some of the guidelines that Daniel has followed throughout his life. Our thanks to such an amazing young man for sharing his passion and commitment with us – and our congratulations to those young men who took up this wonderful opportunity. We will be having other guest speakers in the future and look forward to having more young men join this group.