DEVELOPMENT OF STRUCTURES
A pilot ‘homework club’ was set up and ran from
Sept. ’96 to Jan.’97 which confirmed this need. Twenty volunteer
workers worked one-to-one with children in the estate. Twenty five
children availed of the service. The work was carried out in flat 6M
and Fatima Community Centre.
Evaluation of the pilot process during the first
weeks of Jan. ’97, with parents, local schools, volunteers, local
development workers and the children themselves, clearly showed that
there was need for an independent educational premises if the work was
to continue to develop. An application was made for such a premises to
Vincent Norton, Dublin Corporation, on 17/01/97, which was supported
by local parents, Fatima Groups
United (FGU) and Fatima Task
On 16/04/97 the request for premises was formally
approved (8K- more commonly now known as ‘the Computer Room’).
Subsequently all legal requirements on the part of Loreto/FGU,
regarding leasing and insurance etc. was met. Management secured
further new premises (27K) for the educational work of the project in
The organisation made an application for Charity
Status with the Revenue Commissioners on 19/07/97 under the name of Children
and Adults Development Programme (CADP). This was subsequently
granted and a Constitution was established.
(Ref: CHY 12496).
In ’97 a full time co-ordinator for the project
was approved by the Loreto Sisters, namely Aisling Deignan, who
replaced Pauline as the representative for CADP on FGU.