iPads for all Galway National Schools
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland are delighted to announce that in partnership with Luke, Brian and Billy Comer of Glenamaddy and The Comer International Group, every single National School in the county of Galway are to receive an upcycled Apple iPad Air over the next few weeks, as part of Variety – Ireland’s iPads for Schools “Heart of Learning” Programme.
Variety Ireland sent their ambassador, Miss Ireland Pamela Uba, along to schools in Galway present iPads to St. Joseph’s National School in Glenamaddy, where the Comer brothers went to school.
Pamela then visited Scoil Naisiunta Gort Na Leime, where she presented an iPad to pupils where Billy Comer’s daughter Sabrina and his sister Bridie Comer Dolan, are both teachers.
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ireland’s “Heart of Learning Programme” sees 244 upcycled iPads delivered to every single National School in Co. Galway over the coming weeks. These iPads will be given to Special Needs Assistants within each school, for teaching children who require a little more extra help with their learning.
In a statement on behalf of The Comer family, Billy Comer commented “We am so happy to be able to provide funding for iPads where we know 100% of our donation is going to helping children of all abilities in Co. Galway.”
“We are a family who likes to help other people and we are so happy to be working with a Variety Ireland to ensure that all of our donation in paying for these iPads is used to help so many children of school going age in a county that we hold so dear to our hearts.”
“To us, transparency and accountability is an essential factor in the way that any organisation should operate. The fact that Variety in Ireland is a charity that has no paid directors reassures us that 100% of our donation has been spent in helping children with learning disabilities across Co Galway.”
“It’s was a privilege to have their wonderful ambassador Miss Pamela Uba here when presenting the iPads to a school where we all went as children as well as a school where my own sister and daughter are both teachers. Pamela is a fantastic role model for any child and we wish her all the best as she goes off to represent Ireland next month in Miss World 2021.”,
Variety Ireland added: “ The Comer family are great people. They have done so much for Galway down through the years. From supporting Galway United FC, to privately helping families in need without any publicity or thanks. The Comers have always been there to provide financial support and assistance to programs that have benefited the people of Galway and surrounding counties.”
“We at Variety Ireland are grateful to be working with Billy, Brian and Luke on this specific project that will be of huge benefit to the younger generation of Galway people with special needs. “