Students at the Lycée Technique pour Professions de Santé (LTPS) in Strassen recently donated €1,200 to Stëmm vun der Strooss, a Luxembourg non-profit organisation which supports homeless people and vulnerable members of society.
The sum was raised trough the "Sans-abris" (homeless) project initiated by LTPS teachers Karin Ney, Claudine Seiler and Charlène Branco and the school management.
Two penultimate year (deuxième) classes organised a raffle to raise funds and called for donations of shoes and backpacks for Stëmm vun der Strooss.
This project started in French class in mid-March this year when the topic of homelessness and life on the streets was discussed through a novel. Together with their French teacher, Charlène Branco, the classes came up with the idea of setting up a project to support homeless people in Luxembourg. This is how the cooperation between the two classes and the school administration began.
This fundraiser was made possible thanks to the commitment of students Bonnie Richards, Céline Greth and Catia Martins Amorimn, who, together with their classmates, invested a lot of energy in this project. The students' charity did not stop there, however, as they also distributed masks, disinfectant gel and croissants to people experiencing homelessness in Luxembourg-Ville and Luxembourg-Gare.
Stëmm vun der Strooss praised the LTPS teachers and especially the students for this act of solidarity.