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Folens Giving 

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GOAL’s annual Jersey Day event

We are very proud to support GOAL’s annual Jersey Day event. Every year, hundreds of schools and businesses across Ireland get their kit on for GOAL. Jersey Day is a fun, easy way to give back to communities in need. We’re offering special prizes to teachers who register their class for the event. Find out more about the Jersey Day event.
 
GOAL is an international humanitarian response agency founded in Ireland over 40 years ago. The money raised on GOAL Jersey Day allows GOAL staff to respond quickly and effectively to crisis, providing life-saving support and rebuilding communities across the globe.

Folens Transition booklet

Making the move to Secondary school

We’ve been working in education for over 60 years and have seen lots of changes over that time.  We know that the move from 6th Class to 1st year can be a challenging time for children and their parents, nowadays.  We have developed a practical guide for parents to help support their children with this transition, authored by experienced counsellor and teacher Graham Richmond. This guide is available here.

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DCU

We are delighted to be working with Dublin City University to provide scholarships to four students to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL). This means that future generations of children will have a more inclusive experience in school because they will be taught by teachers who are Deaf or hard of hearing themselves. The four students will enter their third year of the course in September 2021.   

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Kinia Reading Buddy Programme

Kinia brings together Camara Ireland, TechSpace and Suas to create a new education non-profit charity and social enterprise. We take part in the Reading Buddy Programme. Our team volunteer to be a “Reading Buddy” with children in a local primary school. The programme runs twice a week for 8 weeks and it helps children become more confident in their reading. “Probably the best hour for me in my week, to see the immediate and progressive improvement with the children you are paired with is hugely rewarding” Andrew Miller, Folens CEO.

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Youth Horizons

We have worked with Youth Horizons for a number of years. Youth Horizons offer early school leavers the opportunity to complete their secondary education. They also provide support and guidance to help young people achieve their true potential by working with them to aim for their brightest "Horizons".