Youth Service, Three, An Cosan partner for digital citizenship programme

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Pictured: Marc Poole, Three Ireland; Maurice Walsh, Limerick Youth Service; and Fiona Rice Three Ireland

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13 April 2017 | 0

Three Ireland and An Cosan Virtual Community College (VCC), in partnership with Limerick Youth Service, are delighted to announce a new fully funded online community development programme for Limerick’s young adults.

From early May, the ‘Introduction to Community Development’ course is a six-week programme aimed at young people (18+) interested in digital literacy, social action and youth leadership while exploring democratic participation in the age of the Internet.

The interactive course will also investigate and identify strategies and practical approaches to support digital citizenship.

The course, which is fully funded by money raised by Three Ireland employees at its Limerick-based call centre, will be delivered at Limerick Youth Service.

Liz Waters, director, VCC, said: “We believe that the use of technology and virtual learning is the best way to break down barriers and make education more accessible. We were introduced to Limerick Youth Service by our partner, Three Ireland as their mission sits very well with ours and we are delighted to now be launching this collaboration with them”.

Speaking about the programme Maurice Walsh, youth work manager at Limerick Youth Service, said: “It is fitting that the course will break down barriers and make education more accessible as equality is the theme of this year’s Youth Work Ireland Week, which coincides with the information evening.”

An information evening will be held at Limerick Youth Service on 27 April from 4-6pm with staff on hand to give details about the programme.

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