Friday 24 October 2014

Read all about it – children’s literacy push by law firm

Published 06/04/2014 | 22:48

Julian Yarr, managing partner, A&L Goodbody; Martin Tomlinson, CEO of Suas; Adelaide Nic Charthaigh, Literacy Support Programme Manager, Suas; with Kimberlee Bazunu, aged 10; Ross Egan, aged 10; Abbie Butler, aged 9, and Zoe Duffy, aged 10.  Picture: Shane O'Neill / Fennells
Julian Yarr, managing partner, A&L Goodbody; Martin Tomlinson, CEO of Suas; Adelaide Nic Charthaigh, Literacy Support Programme Manager, Suas; with Kimberlee Bazunu, aged 10; Ross Egan, aged 10; Abbie Butler, aged 9, and Zoe Duffy, aged 10. Picture: Shane O'Neill / Fennells

Education charity Suas and Dublin-based corporate law firm A&L Goodbody marked the first year of a three-year partnership to reverse the declining levels of literacy among young people in Ireland.

One year into the partnership, A&L Goodbody has supported 566 pupils to improve their literacy levels. Around 120 of the law firm’s employees have also directly mentored children in three schools in north inner city Dublin through paired reading and the use of technologies.

The anniversary milestone was marked at a graduation ceremony which was hosted by Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn for 51 schoolchildren from St Laurence O’Toole’s Girls National School, St Vincent’s Girls National School and St Joseph’s Co-ed School in the capital’s north inner city.

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