We had a Christmas Jumper Day/Non Uniform Day on Tuesday 22nd December and asked for a €1.00 donation from the children for charity, instead of gifts for teachers. The nominated charity was the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. (Naas/Newbridge Branch). A total of €430 was raised and all monies raised will go to the Naas/Newbridge DAI Branch
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) has been working with and for people with dyslexia since 1972. As you are aware, research suggests 10% of our population is affected by some level of dyslexia. Its aims are to improve the provision of services for children and adults with related reading, writing and spelling difficulties. It has a national membership of 3,000 families and teachers.
The Naas/Newbridge Branch is affiliated to the DAI. The branch is run by a voluntary committee consisting of parents of children with dyslexia. The branch provides an information and support group for parents, and learning support for both primary and secondary school children with dyslexia.