Ballymun Youthreach visited Google HQ this week as part of their current work with Innovate Dublin. The students would like to thank Annabelle and Keith from Innovate Dublin and all the staff at Google for making them feel so welcome.
Ballymun Youthreach took part in the UNICEF Second Chance Education Seminar in Tunis on the 28th, 29th December 2017. The centre was invited as one of ten international education centres to present their models as a directive for new implementations in second chance education in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria under the guidance of UNICEF. The full list of models chosen were Ballymun Youthreach (Ireland), Centre de la Deuxieme Chance (Morocco), Dobbanto (Hungary), Ecole de la Deuxieme Chance Estuaire de la Loire (France), Ecole Vanguard (Canada), Ensiegnement de Promotion Sociale (Belguim), Luminus Education (Jordan), Microlycee de Senart (France), Penascal Kooperatiba (Spain) and Mission Locale de Marseille (France).
The seminar took place over two days and heard from the international experiences of each model as well as hosting individual workshops with each representative. Lionel Duffy, the co-ordinator of Ballymun Youthreach hosted five workshops discussing the practicalities of implementing second chance education structures in North Africa. The seminar was also attended by three government ministers from Tunisia and a host of education experts from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.
Ballymun Youthreach would like to congratulate its five winners at the Lord Mayor’s Awards in the Mansion House. Emma Lawrence, Philip Brady, Rebecca O’Meara, Alex Griffin and Louise O’Hara all received their awards from Carol Hanney, CDETB CEO and the Lord Mayor. We also presented pens made by Martin and Joe to the Lord Mayor, the CEO and Counsellor Paddy Bourke.
Congratulations to Katie Rooney and Ryan Keeley, seen here receiving their prizes from Joe. Winners also included Chloe Keogh and Amy Hennessy. The all – centre Maths quiz was a particular success with a very boisterous teachers team narrowly taking the honours. Well done to all involved and in particular to Joe for organising all the events.
Fiona was on hand assisting people making their very own zombie keyrings
Ballymun Youthreach hosted its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, Oct 27th. The ceremony was a great success with wonderful musical performances from Ciara Lennon, Alex Griffin and Setanta Strings.
Special presentations were awarded to Neil from Setanta Men’s Shed for his wonderful assistance with our musical instrument making course and Robert Murphy from SuperValu for his generous help over the years.
Ballymun Youthreach wishes to congratulate all graduating students on their great success and wish them all the best in the future.
Delighted to be involved, the Beauty Class in Ballymun Youthreach offered complimentary hand and arm massage and nail paint treatments for this event which was held in the Axis Centre.
It was a brilliant way of integrating with the local community and being part of a very positive experience.
Accompanied by their Teacher Yvonne Murphy, students that participated in the event were Shauna Lennon, Jade Jasmin Lynch, Holly McCleave, Jodie Mahoney and Katie Kinsella.