Oireachtas Essay Competition
We are very pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Oireachtas Essay Competition, which was launched this autumn. Senior Cycle students across the island of Ireland are invited to submit an essay on the topic ‘Parliamentary Politics Matters’. Students must register before 15th of November and there are lots of student and school prizes up for grabs. We would like to wish all students the very best of luck!
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 final year of the course in September 2022.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Jersey Day usually takes place in October each year. Teachers who take part in Jersey Day are entered into a draw to win €1,000 towards a set of new jerseys for your school!
We are delighted to support Citywise Education, a charity which provides young people with after-school and out-of-school educational support. Citywise’s educational programmes raise the sights of young people, give them an enthusiasm for learning and open possibilities for further education. We are proud that our contribution enables the charity to continue providing support in helping young people to reach their full potential.
This year we were delighted to be back in attendance in the RDS for the Feis Ceoil event to present the Folens Publishers award to this year’s Choir of the Year, St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook. Feis Ceoil is an event of major significance in the development of musical talent in Ireland. Feis Ceoil Association promotes excellence in the learning and performance of music across all ages, levels and disciplines. We are proud to be part of this initiative.
Children in Hospital Ireland
Since 1970, Children in Hospital Ireland’s team of staff, supporters and volunteers have been playing a major role in initiating and furthering changes in how children are cared for in Irish hospitals.
We have been proud partners of CIH for over 10 years, donating thousands of Christmas Annuals to be distributed in children’s hospitals and wards each year.