The Hope Foundation have teamed up with RedFM’s renowned DJ Stevie G to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020. This unique Virtual Graduation Ball will take place on the 28th of May.
We all know that the restrictions in place have severely impacted the young people of Ireland, especially the graduating sixth years. This is a time like no other, a real and unprecedented global crisis cutting into their young lives with real and frightening consequences. We wanted to bring HOPE to this situation. This event will broadcast from Cork city but we are calling on the 60,000 plus Class of 2020 to take part.
We have been listening to the young people, including our past Immersion Programme students and those from Terence MacSwiney in Cork, about how they are all feeling in these times. The class of 2020 is a class like no other, unique in the history of the state. And so, we decided that they needed to celebrate and to be celebrated.
The Virtual Graduation Ball aims to bring togetherness, fun and HOPE for their bright futures, to this incredible group of sixth year students. We want to reward them for the huge personal sacrifices they have made to keep the vulnerable members of our society and each other safe from Covid-19, with an evening of fun and dance.
Stevie G will be broadcasting live from The River Lee hotel using the popular streaming site Twitch. He will be joined by some famous faces who will be dropping in to give shout outs on the night to a very special group of young people. All you have to do is get dressed up, join us, maybe Tik Tok it, go live on Instagram Stories or Zoom with your classmates, and celebrate your graduation with a very unique set of classmates!
We are inviting the students of 2020 to dance with us for HOPE and for each other. For one night only!
Come drop by twitch.tv/STEVIEGCORK from 8pm to late.
We realise it’s a very tough time for everyone right now but if you would like to donate to The Hope Foundation and support the work we do on the ground in Kolkata please visit www.hopeshop.ie/donate.