Thanks to Salesforce.org we can accelerate our mission to provide STEM programs, professional development training, mentorships and IT infrastructure for our students and staff.
Mary Daly (Principal) is delighted to announce a grant from Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce.
Our school ethos encourages all students to reach their full potential academically, personally, physically and mentally. In recent years, as a DEIS school, the school has been identified as a school of ‘good practice’. Many interventions/ initiatives have been implemented in the school to increase attendance/retention, increase literacy and numeracy levels and ultimately raise attainment levels and progression to 3rd level. We have always embraced change in the 21st Century and aim to provide a creative, innovative and challenging environment.
In St Dominic’s, we strongly believe that all young people should experience success and with the involvement of Salesforce, we are now in a prime position to become a leading school in affording our students the opportunities to access STEM related courses.
Students will now have greater access to digital devices to enhance our Literacy and Numeracy skills, participate in Coding, Coder Dojo Clubs, ECDL and staff will receive upskilling regarding best practice for the integration of ICT in teaching and learning.
“Our goal is to help nonprofits and educational institutions better serve our communities and deliver on our mission,” said Ebony Frelix, SVP of Philanthropy & Engagement at Salesforce.org.
“By supporting St. Dominic’s College mission to reduce the digital divide their students through the development of ICT literacy skills we hope to accelerate change and create a better tomorrow for the next generation.”
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