Folens Giving Programme

Each year we support a number of charities and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of children and the wider community as part of our corporate social responsibility.

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Folens Overseas Teaching Fund

We believe everyone has the right to education, and we support this through the Folens Overseas Teaching Fund. We are now entering our 5th year of the initiative, which supports teachers who are committing their time and energies to teaching as part of a volunteer or charitable programme over the summer. Applications for this year will open in February 2018.

 

Suas Literacy Programme

We have been working with Suas for the last few years. Suas work with children both at home and abroad to improve literacy skills. Each year a group of our staff volunteer their time to provide one-to-one literacy mentoring to children in a local school. One in ten children in Ireland has serious difficulties with literacy.

 

CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

We were proud sponsors of the 2017 CoderDojo Coolest Projects, which took place on the 17th June in the RDS, Dublin. The CoderDojo​ Coolest Projects Showcase offers young people from the international CoderDojo Community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local CoderDojo. We sponsored the education category which was won by Sadhbh Ann Egan.

 

Youth Horizons

Youth Horizons offers an opportunity to early school leavers to complete their education to leaving certificate standard. In addition to this they provide support and guidance to help people achieve their true potential. Their goal is to enhance the lives of people by working with them to aim for their brightest "Horizons".

 

 

 

Moontour

Moontour offer adventure school tours and summer camps through Irish. They specialise in small group learning and use a range of activities including watersports, yoga and Instagram photography to teach Irish in a fun environment.

Moontour also have an online portal where students can learn and practice Irish through Virtual Reality and interactive videos in a variety of immersive situations, covering topics such as My School, Hobbies, Technology and The Gaeltacht at different levels of ability.

 

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