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Aisling Project Ltd

Aisling Project Ltd

Aisling Project Ltd

Poppintree Sports and Community Centre, Balbutcher Lane North, Ballymun, , Dublin, Ireland - +35318621379

description of organisation

The Aisling project – an after-school initiative working in Ballymun – was set up in 1997. Currently five projects, in various areas of Ballymun, working with more than 100 young people aged from 8 – 15 years. The Aisling Project, for the young people, takes place Monday to Thursday from 2.30 to 6pm during the school year, with a full three week Summer Project during the month of July. One of the projects geared towards secondary school students - “Aisling Transition Project” - operates slightly different hours -Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm until 7.30pm with space for a very successful young leaders programme on Wednesday afternoons.The main aims of the Aisling project are to prevent early school leaving, benefit the community and advance education by running an after-school intervention project for children in need of support in their lives. This intervention provides purposeful activity in a caring, secure environment in an attempt to meet the young people’s developmental needs. The service provides a hot, nutritious dinner every day, homework supervision and a range of developmental activities – drama, art, music, swimming, sports, gardening and arts and crafts etc. The project is committed to the social and personal development of each child and young person through activity based programmes.Our Volunteers work alongside both our small, highly motivated staff team and the young people to develop relationships and exchange experiences of each other’s cultures. This provides the young people in the programme with an insight into cultures of other European countries. In many cases the young people in the Aisling Project would not have had any other opportunity to experience this. This leads to a incremental expansion of the horizons of our children and young people.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Cultural differences
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 947747910 | Last updated on 24/08/2018

Organisation topics

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Access for disadvantaged