Challenger 2023 Graduation

The auditorium in DCU was packed to the rafters at the Challenger 2023 Graduation ceremony. Students and their parents filled the seats to celebrate their achievements during the year on the programme which supports them to achieve academic excellence and to continue onto third level education.

Student speakers gave the audience an insight into the programme, describing

  • 6th Class Reading Club – Ross Duffy & James O’Connor
  • Cultural Tour of Glasnevin Cemetry –
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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 contrast to the 61% progression in nearby Drumcondra (2016 Census). 

This is the environment in which Northside Partnership created The Challenger Programme.

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