One of the south east’s leading employers, Abbott Vascular, has recognised 32 of its employees for their voluntary work in the local community.
The Abbott Vascular volunteers delivered the Junior Achievement Programme to over 450 children from the Presentation Primary School, Ss Peter and Paul’s N.S., Powerstown N.S, St. Mary’s N.S., Gaelscoil Chluain Mheala and St. Oliver’s NS.
Each programme complements the national curriculum and features specific learning objectives, while giving the schoolchildren an insight into potential life after school.
Junior Achievement Development Officer, Ronan Douglas, said “The time and effort that each Abbott Vascular volunteer has contributed in local schools has been remarkable.
Their dedication is very much appreciated by both students and teachers.”
Junior Achievement teaches young people about the world of work and specifically targets those at risk of early school leaving.
Junior Achievement annually supports 72,000 Irish children, from junior infants to Leaving Certificate, in schools throughout the country.
It brings enthusiastic business volunteers from local companies into the classroom to run enterprise programmes that motivate and inspire young people to value education.