Building for the future with KPMG LEGO Club

Members News - Community - Oct 04, 2022

Helping children with creativity and developing social skills really matters and one of the best ways of doing this is having the opportunity to play with LEGO®. KPMG have been working with community organisations in Dublin’s North East Inner City (NEIC) to help as many kids as possible through LEGO® after-school activity. It’s part of their Project Bright initiative where KPMG people come up with great ideas as part of their commitment to the community.

KPMG provided funding which went towards the purchase of LEGO® pieces, storage, cleaning equipment and initial youth worker training. During the course of this initiative, seven youth workers were trained in a mix of LEGO® Play and LEGO® Therapy and received certificates from the LEGO® Foundation. Teams from KPMG engaged in a four-week challenge where the children had to build original creations with a sustainable, innovative twist and then upload pictures to showcase their work. After the four-week sustainability challenge, the programme was handed over to the community to sustain and grow through local community youth centres and initiatives.

“LEGO breaks down barriers and helps with children with literacy, social skills and communication,” stated Gerry Cullen, Programme Manager, City Connects who worked with the KPMG team on the implementation of the programme.

Commenting on KPMG’s support for this initiative, KPMG Managing Partner Seamus Hand said, “This programme is community driven, in-line with our corporate citizenship programme, it is simple, sustainable and we hope will make a tangible difference to the children within the North East Inner City.”

Watch this video to find out more about the KPMG LEGO club and the impact it has made on the local community:

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