Galway initiative shortlisted for prestigious AONTAS STAR award

Brian Costello and Louise Concannon of Knocknacarra at the Glenlo Abbey  wedding fair on Sunday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Brian Costello and Louise Concannon of Knocknacarra at the Glenlo Abbey wedding fair on Sunday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

A Galway-based adult education initiative has been shortlisted for a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award 2017, organised by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation. The awards are part of its annual Adult Learners’ Festival and recognise outstanding work in adult education.

The Parents Learning Together Programme, a local partnership initiative which aims to improve the quality of life and social networks of disadvantaged families in Galway through the teaching of skills to enhance their homes, gardens and community environments, has been shortlisted for a STAR Award in the ‘Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Social Inclusion’ category. The Parents Learning Together Programme is active in Ballybane, Galway City, Castlepark, Ballinasloe, Tuam, Clifden, and Oughterard.

The AONTAS STAR Awards – now in its 11th year – is a national awards initiative that celebrates the achievements of adult learners and adult education programmes throughout the island of Ireland. AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, announced the shortlisted projects ahead of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival which takes place from 6th – 10th March 2017. The winners will be announced at The STAR Awards Ceremony in Dublin, which is the opening event of the Festival.

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