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Children and Adults Development Project (SIP071)
Initially established as a homework support project in direct response to the needs of the local children who were calling on the Loreto Sisters' home requesting homework support, the project went on to provide basic literacy skills and computer tuition for adults, and homework support, music tuition and computer skills for children.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Children and Adults Development Project, Dublin 8
Project Aims
  • To provide a safe, supportive environment for young people to learn and grow.
  • To provide assistance with learning (homework support).
  • To provide opportunities to work in technology (information technology/computers), arts, crafts and music.
  • To provide alternative activities and day trips for young people who would otherwise be "hanging about" the estate.
  • To build self-esteem through positive relationships between peers and adults.
Indicative Outcomes
  • A safe, warm and non-threatening environment to carry out educational activities and homework support, with easy access, close to their homes.
  • Access to books, computers, musical instruments, art materials, etc.
  • Tuition in adult literacy using traditional methods and computer technology and introducing both adults and children to computer technology.
  • Homework support.
  • Assistance to parents in helping their children with homework.
  • Support and assistance to adults availing of second chance education -- assistance with essay writing, projects, etc.
  • Music tuition for adults and children.
  • Tuition in art and cookery for children who showed particular talents and skills.
Participating Schools
Children and Adults Development Project, Dublin 8
Further Information

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