Improve the literacy of Ireland’s young children with our Time to Read programme

BITCI News - Jul 25, 2016
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Would your company like to be involved in a fantastic programme designed to improve the literacy of Ireland’s young children? Time to Read is a reading programme for children in second class which increases their enjoyment and confidence in reading.

Your company can get involved by signing up and we will train 10-12 volunteers who will then go into the school once a week for 10 weeks each and listen to the children reading.  They will also bring the children on a trip to your workplace and to the local library.

We’ve been running this programme for 4 years, and now have 32 great companies involved including ESB, Friends First, Elavon, Lionbridge, Irish Life, Gas Networks Ireland & KPMG among others. We now have an additional 18 opportunities for companies to come on board. This programme has incredible impacts on both the children and the adults who take part. This is what volunteers who took part this year have said:

“I just loved every bit of it, fantastic opportunity to engage with children: a real feel good factor. They were amazing kids-so full of life and joy-a lesson for us all”

“As a child and even a young adult I always lacked self-confidence, this programme has helped me to believe in myself and what I can personally achieve”

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If you are a member please contact your account manager. If you are not a member, please contact Germaine Noonan on 086 816 0448 or gnoonan@bitc.ie

 

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