- Primary Teachers
- Post Primary Teachers
- Students & Parents
- Resellers & Retailers
We at Folens believe everyone has a right to education, and we actively support this through our Giving Programme. As part of that programme we have set up the Folens Overseas Teaching Fund. Now in its fifth year, the Folens Overseas Teaching Fund gives us an opportunity to contribute to education on many levels simultaneously.
This year we are awarding €5,000 to Primary and Post-Primary teachers in Ireland who are committing their time and energies to teaching as part of a volunteer or charitable programme over the summer. The €5,000 is split into five individual awards of €1,000. Each winning candidate will receive €500 to help finance their trip and the balance of €500 will be donated to their programme, overseas teaching school or organisation.
Elizabeth Treacy of Avondale Community College, Co Wicklow, travelled to Sierra Leone with Global Schoolroom as part of a pilot programme for inclusive education that promotes lifelong learning opportunities and gender equality.
Avril McClenehan of Francis Street CBS, Dublin, who will work to improve education, provide training and stimulate creative ideas in the learning centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia with PEPY Empowering Youth.
David McEvoy of St. Attracta's Community School, Sligo, travelled to Cape Town with Mellon Educate to share his experience and mentor on-going good practice with his partnered teacher.
Jack Neylon of Colaiste Muire, Co Clare, travelled to Kolkata, India, where he worked as a support volunteer on The Hope Foundation's education and training projects.
Fiona Santry of Scoil Iósaf, Castlemartyr, went to Uganda with Nurture Africa where she taught and hosted interactive methodology-sharing workshops with Ugandan teachers.
The promoting company is Folens Publishers, Hibernian Industrial Estate, Greenhills Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (“the Company”).