The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > friends unite – John the Baptist Community School

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

The main challenge we're focusing on is to do with the Ukrainians in Ireland, who were taken in by the Irish Government due to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. With the Ukrainians coming to Ireland and Ireland already dealing with a huge problem with housing and energy prices, It's already another large stress to bring in people from another country, with this alot of negativity has risen towards Ukrainians. To include we had and still have some Ukrainians in our school, with this I've overheard both negative and positive from many students in our school.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

The lack of education that a decent amount of people have towards people coming from another country.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Our hero comes from Ukraine, our hero has witnessed the fighting first hand and travelled to Ireland with little to no English. Integration would be difficult for the hero coming to Ireland with little to no idea where or what Ireland is.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

To teach and give them an understanding of the situation of what Ireland is in.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

To make awareness to the Irish on who the Ukrainians are and where they are coming from and what they've been through so far. Hopefully this will make a more positive space between the Irish and Ukrainians.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

What will be the best way to spread awareness of this situation?