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Learning Together

Working with parents to address unmet literacy needs.

Learner receiving their certificate.

"The teacher taught us many new things. Very good class.” Quote from participant

This project worked with parents to deliver a community response to unmet literacy needs. It made it easier for learners to access technology and devices. Classes took place in the Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre between September and December 2023.  

60 parents from foreign backgrounds attended conversational English classes, arts and crafts workshops, and drawing classes. Tutors and retired school teachers taught two groups twice a week and 40 classes in total. 

This project allowed parents from marginalized communities to make the most of learning opportunities in their area. Course work inspired learners to enhance their personal development and strengthen their relations with family and local communities. 

Group photo of participants receiving their certificate of completion.

"Interesting and instructive lessons, wonderful teacher.” Quote from participant

This project is the result of a collaboration between Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre, Scoil Iosa N.S. Ballyhaunis, and Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB).

For more information, please contact Thomas Howley, Mayo Sligo and Leitrim Regional Literacy Coordinator at

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