Tuesday 17th November 2015, Dublin:
Students: Ka Hei Cheng, John Porter, Conor Rafter and Cillian Poole receive Community & Social Responsibility Awards from Breda Collins, Chairman of Irish Water Safety and Alan Kelly T.D., Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
Students from NUIG’s School of Business “Skills For Work Life” community partner programme
Students: John Porter, Ka Hei Cheng, Cillian Poole and Conor Rafter
Staff: Michael Campion
The Skills for Work Life Community Partner programme is a module taken by students of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI, Galway. The programme integrates meaningful community engagement with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen community links.
By taking part in this module, students are provided with a valuable opportunity to develop new skills, which will ultimately make them more employable. Four students developed a project to reach and engage the public with an online, radio and press campaign highlighting the fact that six children aged fourteen and under drowned in Ireland in 2014. The campaign prompted parents, guardians and schoolteachers to teach Irish Water Safety’s primary school curriculum and for this we are very grateful.