[Events] Children in Limerick - Need the support of 55 years olds - A Barnardos Programme

Gabriella.Hanrahan Gabriella.Hanrahan at staffmail.ul.ie
Tue Feb 9 18:34:11 GMT 2010





Barnardos is expanding its literacy tutoring programme in Limerick,
aimed at improving children's success in school and their chances in
life, by helping children become better, more confident readers. 


The programme is based in school and pairs children with reading
difficulties with adults aged 55 years and older. 


The volunteers work with the children over the school year improving
their reading skills by listening to, reading with and encouraging the
Benefits for the child are: 

*       Increased reading ability and higher scores on standardised
reading tests. 

*       Improved attitudes to reading. 

*       Greater confidence. 

Teachers report that the programme helps them to target their classes to
meet the individual child's needs. Meeting the volunteers also provided
children with positive adult  role models.  

Volunteers do not need special qualifications, just a commitment to
children, a passion for reading and an understanding of its importance.
BARNARDOS  are seeking volunteers who can commit to working with a
child, helping them with their reading 2-3 times a week over the school
year.  BARNARDOS provide volunteers with full support, supervision and


BARNARDOS are currently seeking more volunteers for this programme, with
a view to completing recruitment and training by the summer of 2010


If you would like to discuss this further or have any questions or
queries please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01- 453 0355 Sinead
Hardiman Volunteer Development Manager - OR EMAIL:
sinead.hardiman at barnardos.ie  - 






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