The 2014-2015 school year proved to be very successful for collaboration between EMC Ireland COE and Junior Achievement. 45 EMC volunteers inspired and motivated 1036 students in 22 local schools. These are just some of our fantastic volunteers.
Classes took place over three terms; September to Christmas, January to Easter and Easter to June. Our volunteers visited their allocated school and taught one hours classes for 5/6 weeks on topics ranging from Our Families, Our Community, Our City,Our Nation, Our World and Our Universe to Primary school students. In the Secondary schools they covered the programs "Economics of Staying In School", "Finance Your Future", "Company Program" and "Success Skills".
This year we also collaborated with the Tomar Trust through Junior Achievement to bring in two schools to EMC during Engineers Week 2015. St. Vincent's Secondary School and Nagle Community College visited EMC Ireland where they learned about what EMC does, took part in a Marshmallow Challenge and a George Boole Challenge and then received a tour of the campus.
Thank you to all our volunteers and our supporting organisations for creating opportunities for our young people to acquire and practice lifelong skills, which is statistically shown to contribute to their leading happier and more productive lives, and lead to our society being a better place for all to live. This truly is a great example of giving back to our community.