TOWARDS A PARTNERSHIP MODEL: FORGING SIGNIFICANT LINKS
From 98 onwards there was increasing effort to
establish a partnership approach at all other levels, especially in
ongoing links with FGU and FTF,
as well as extensive
linking with local parents, schools, community workers and
organizations and public service providers etc.
The partnership approach proved crucial for funding
purposes. The first tutor employed by CADP in 98 was Paddy Murphy.
Funding for this post (as well as for resources) has come from three
sources; Loreto, Canal
Communities Partnership and VEC. Paddy is the primary computer
tutor for children and adults. He acts as a tutor with homework
support and tutor with the Fatima based NALA Adult Education
The partnership approach also extends to third level
colleges. Supervised work placement experience for third level
students from All Hallows
College (since 98) and
The Liberties College (since 2000)
has been facilitated by CADP. Volunteers also come from St.
Pats College, Drumcondra.
Since 98 an excellent working partnership between
CADP and the Fatima FAS project has enabled the successful development of child and adult education in the estate. CADP has
greatly benefited by
having CE (FAS) workers on work placement on the project. (There are
currently five CE workers with CADP)
CADP facilitated the introduction of NALA tutors to
Fatima Mansions and early on set up a partnership with FAS. Paddy and
Pauline are working with NALA tutors in providing a variety of
educational opportunities for adults. There is much on-going and
creative discussion between CADP and FAS for further developments in
Other examples of local partnerships in the area of
education are shared use of ARK expertise and co-operative approaches
with Rialto Youth Project (RYP),
when required, with young people at particular risk.