A powerful employee engagement initiative with real impact

Uncategorized - May 05, 2016

Time to Read, sponsored by ESB through its Energy for Generations Fund, is a powerful employee engagement programme that staff love doing and the impact on the children involved is just incredible. The outcomes are transformative not only for the child but in most cases for the whole family.

Back to school in September – How Time to Read works

No Reproduction Fee Finnola Browne, Bord Gais, with Sophie Gondo, Shanice Browne and Niamh Daly, pupils from Scoil Aiseiri Chriost Farranree at the "Time to Read" BITCI education programme in the Blackpool Library. Pic John Sheehan Photography

We now have additional opportunities for companies to come on board and start the programme this September. Your company can get involved by signing up to the programme, 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 for an hour. You will also have the opportunity to bring the children on a trip to your workplace giving them a glimpse into the work life and also to the local library. This initiative has been running for the past for four years and 32 great companies have been involved including ESB, Friends First, Elavon, Lionbridge, Irish Life, Gas Networks Ireland and KPMG amongst others.

Watch the Time to Read experience told by ESB volunteers.

To sign up or to find out more contact Germaine Noonan on 086 816 0448 or gnoonan@bitc.ie or the programme coordinator, Fania Ellison on 086 045 9578 or fellison@bitc.ie