Education

Athlone Community Taskforce has through the Educational Action Research Project, developed a number of initiatives with local Primary and Post-Primary schools “To create conditions to support young people to make a positive transition from primary to post-primary school”. Following on from this, ACT is actively developing the Education strand of the Gateway Project, which will encourage young people to complete their education and face the working world with ability and confidence.

The Educational Action Research Project 2005-2008

Background Over the years Athlone CommunityTaskforce organised many “employment/enterprise” programmes which were of significant value to the many participants. However over the years it felt challenged by the number of young people who were dropping out of school and would likely be unemployable for their entire lives. The local estimate is that 40 / 45 Read more...

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Peer-Education Programme 2009

The recommendation from the evaluation of the 2008 Peer -Ed programme to include both sexes in future programmes was implemented in the 2009 Peer-Ed programme. The 2009 programme was greatly supported by the Athlone Gardai and the Community Garda Sgt. arranged for two student Gardai to work in the programme, in collaboration with programme staff Read more...

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Peer-Education Programme 2008

In 2007, five young people aged 14 to 16years of age who had participated in previous activities of the Educational Action Research Project approached the Project Coordinator and requested a service which ran on a continuous basis during the summer holiday period. Working from a child-centred perspective the Project Manager piloted a Peer Education Programme Read more...

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