Aontas Star Award 2020

We are delighted to state that Bedford Row Traveller Drive Initiative, in conjunction with the Limerick and Clare Educational and Training Board, has won a national award!

The Aontas Star Award for Outstanding Contribution to Adult Learning was achieved, on the 2nd March 2020, following an interview with a panel of judges representing the Department of Education & Skills, the Open University & the European Social Fund.

This learner-centred programme was devised following consultation with travellers and assisted all age groups in that community to return to education and attain licences, fostering a sense of achievement and ownership, opening the door to return to education and increased employability, as well as fostering good relationships with participant users.

We would like to thank Limerick & Clare ETB, LEDP, the Ireland Fund, Limerick Regeneration, Good Shepherd Ireland, Southill Hub and Aontas & partners – all of whom assisted us along the way.