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In 2008, to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Venerable Mary Aikenhead, foundress of the Religious Sisters of Charity, Wynne oversaw the opening of the Haven Adult Education Centre in Basin Lane, Dublin. The not-for-profit centre’s purpose is to create educational opportunities for adults who, for one reason or another, were unable to benefit from educational opportunities at second level. The centre aims to build up their confidence and develop their skills through courses and support services.
The Haven is surrounded by apartment complexes. This inner-city area has few green spaces, and most local residents do not have gardens of their own. So Wynne created a small garden in a disused courtyard area of the Haven Centre to give local residents a “little bit of heaven” and provide those who undertake the Haven’s gardening course with a place to apply some of the skills they have learned. The opening of the garden in 2015 marked the bicentenary of Aikenhead’s founding of the Religious Sisters of Charity in 1815.
Full article written by Sarah MacDonald: https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/ministry/news/q-sr-rita-wynne-educating-adults-inner-city-dublin