News from May 2014

29 May 2014
Alice Taylor
One of Ireland’s best loved authors helps the O’Brien’s from Dublin in RTÉ One’s 'The Family Project'   The Family Projectis a new six-part series that follows families from around Ireland working together to overcome educational issues that affect their lives. In the second episode, (next Monday 2...
23 May 2014
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tenders for a review of the Write On – personal pathways to work project and development of Guidelines for future use.   NALA is commissioning a review of the 2013-2014 Write OnMomentum project under the Labour Market Education & Training Fund (...
23 May 2014
“Every single human being has potential.” John Lonergan, author and former Mountjoy governor is a mentor on The Family Project.   The Family Projectis a six-part series that follows families from around Ireland working together on a project to help with learning and educational needs. Each week, a...
20 May 2014
'The Misunderstood', a service-user led documentary, stole the show at this year’s MSD’s Crystal Clear Health Literacy Awards.  The documentary, led by Caroline Brennan and her team at GiantLeap Productions focused on the experiences of people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. The documentary,...
16 May 2014
On Monday 26 May a new TV series about education in the home will be starting on RTÉ One. With children only spending about 15% of their time in school, the series aims to show  parents how to do more in the home to help their kids learn in fun and engaging ways. The series is called ‘The Family...
13 May 2014
  On Friday 23 May 2014, local and European elections will be held to elect members of local authorities (the County and City Councils) and the European parliament.  In the run up to the elections, NALA has identified how public representatives at local and European levels can support adult...
12 May 2014
The first ever strategy for the Further Education and Training (FET) sector is being launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., and Minister of State for Training and Skills Ciarán Cannon T.D. The overall aim of the Strategy is to develop a world-class integrated system...