basis.point would like to say a special thanks to our friends at Northern Trust, who in October 2017 entered a Partner Programme with us to support the launch of three of our grantee charities in Limerick.
Northern Trust very generously donated €75,000 and with co-funding from basis.point we have created a wraparound programme with three of our charities to provide four additional educational services and supports for children and students ranging in ages from 2 – 18 years in Limerick.
The programmes are the Parent Child Home Programme run by the Early Learning Initiative of the National College of Ireland, the Incredible Years and Mentoring for Achievement programmes run by Archways and Business in the Community Ireland’s Student Mentoring Programme.
These will provide
- pre-school early learning interventions for children aged 2 – 4;
- an early intervention programme for children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties;
- mentoring procedures to increase school engagement among targeted students who have personal characteristics (e.g. inattention, disorganization or behaviour problems) that might interfere with learning, typically aged 12 – 14;
- students with a mentor from the world of work to encourage and assist them through the final two years of post-primary school, typically aged 16 – 18.
Northern Trust has over 1,200 staff at their offices at City East Plaza, Towlerton, Ballysimon, Limerick and Catherine Duffy, Head of the Limerick office, was delighted to welcome us in celebrating the start of this exciting partnership. Northern Trust staff will also be kindly volunteering as mentors on the Student Mentoring Programme, providing guidance and advice to students in their final two years of school as they consider their options for the future.