Resources for Schools and Youth Groups
SIFA Fireside’s story begins in the streets of Birmingham in the 1980s. The charity was founded by Sister Sabina, a pillar of the Irish community in Birmingham with a commitment to providing a safe space for vulnerable and marginalised people in the city.
As a former teacher and headteacher, Sister Sabina was heavily involved with schools across Birmingham and dedicated her life to her community.
Since the very beginning, we have worked collaboratively with our community and engaged the support of younger generations to help us with our work.
Giving future generations the tools and knowledge to help tackle homelessness.
We believe it is vital to start having conversations about homelessness with children and young people, to help destigmatise the issues surrounding homelessness and give them the opportunity to get involved in supporting vulnerable members of their community.
Download resources below to get the conversation started about homelessness with young people.
These can be used in the classroom to help engage students with the issues affecting their community.
Every year we celebrate our BIG Brummie community with a BIG Brummie Campout, getting family, friends, schools and community groups to camp out in their back gardens to support SIFA Fireside.
Our Campout is the perfect opportunity to get young people involved in our work and supporting their community.
Click below to register your school or youth group for a BIG Brummie Campout in Summer 2024!
First Give is an organisation helping students to make the lives of others better.
They run a structured, eight-lesson programme that inspires and empowers young people to take action to make a positive change in society.
This fully resourced, curriculum linked scheme of work is co-delivered in school with teachers across Year 7-10.
Click below to find out more…