BITC Annual Mentoring Celebration

Marking the second year of working together with Business in the Community, Ireland, Sinead Colreavy was delighted to represent basis.point at the mentoring celebration event held last week at Smock Alley Theatre.

BITC Annual Mentoring Celebration 2019

(L-R) Sinead Colreavy – basis.point, Ian Brown – Citco, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Abiola Ogunniyi, Margaret Aylward CC and John Reynolds – Boardmember of BITC

The BITC basis.point programme provides students with a mentor from the world of business to encourage and assist students through the final two years of post-primary school. The unique and enjoyable event brought together the mentors and mentees to celebrate concluding their programme this year.

The programme itself encourages students to stay in school, promotes their self-esteem and develops their awareness of the workplace. The additional funding provided by basis.point has enabled the programme to be expanded outside of Dublin to schools in Galway, Cork and Limerick, many of whom were represented at the celebration.

“It is rewarding to see how these young adults have grown in confidence through their participation in the BITC programme. We are hoping that they will continue to benefit from ongoing support through an alumni association to help them in their future careers.” commented Sinead Colreavy after the event.

Also attending the celebration to show her support was Frances Fitzgerald T.D. who sits on Business Action on Education Steering Group.

Schools involved

CBS Westland Row, D2; St. Dominic’s SS, Ballyfermot; Marino College, St. Paul’s CBS, Brunswick St.; Fingal CC; Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun; St. John’s De la Salle; Rosmini CS, Margaret Aylward CC, Our Lady’s College, Galway; Colaiste Mhichil CBS and Colaiste Nano Nagle in Limerick; Mercy SS, Inchicore; Nagle CC, Cork; Ringsend College; Ardscoil la Salle, Raheny and Curragh Post Primary school.

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