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  • Jun, 2021
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The Dr. Lorcán Ó hÓbáin Educational Excellence Award was presented to Chloe Kennedy, a Coolock native and graduate of Northside Partnership’s Challenger programme, by the late Dr. Ó hÓbáin’s wife, Anne Morris, at the Challenger Graduation on 21st June. Chloe is a 1st year student in Maynooth College studying Irish & Law and was a Challenger student from 2014-2020.   “Challenger was an integral part of my secondary level education and without it...
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  • Nov, 2020
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We are starting a story telling revolution- will you be part of it? The STAR team Dublin is a project that aims to improve the educational outcomes for Traveller and Roma children and Young People. Covid-19 has been difficult for all families and has badly impacted some children...
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  • Oct, 2020
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Minister Joe O’Brien today (21st October 2020) launched The Challenger Resource Manual, a framework which details the approach that is needed to promote success in education for young people in Darndale and the surrounding area.  Just 6% of people in some of the areas where the Challenger Programme is delivered progress to third level education, a stark...
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  • Jun, 2020
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Donie Tarrant of Near FM called it one of Northside Partnership's most important programmes. Listen here to Jeannette Beirnes telling him about Challenger:  Near FM Challenger...
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  • Apr, 2018
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Our Challenger Programme is well underway with 43 new 6th class students who already have a 4 week reading club under their belt! Our first years smashed it at the rapping workshop, and were very impressive at the public speaking classes. Second years got stuck into coding...
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