John O'Shea is founder and former CEO of GOAL, an Irish non-governmental charity organisation, devoted to assisting the poorest of the poor. Today, John took time to speak to our TY students about being a humanitarian and social entrepreneur via an on-line meeting.
Students asked John questions about his life and his work with third world countries. He spoke about his charity work in Rwanda, Cambodia and Calcutta to name a few. He recounted stories of meeting world leaders and other humanitarians such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan. Students were also happy to hear some of his encounters with sports personalities such as Sir Alex Ferguson.
John encouraged the students to take an active role in helping others. Even if that is to talk to someone that is lonely or living on their own. He asked all our students to make contact with the UN and Irish government to ask the Security Council to help migrants. He asked all students to consider how their voice must be heard and to work together to bring about change.
We would like to thank John for taking the time to speak to the students of TY. He is an inspiration and made an impact on all those attending.