Living Dublin Award for DIT's Pathways through Education Project

20th January, 2005 : DIT's Pathways Through Education Project today received an award in the education category of this year's Living Dublin Awards. The awards, sponsored by The Irish Times and run by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Council, celebrate individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of life in Dublin.

The Living Dublin Awards are divided into five categories reflecting a broad spectrum of community and civic work. Categories include community development; business in the community; education; Dublin city neighbourhoods; and culture and tourism.

DIT received the award in the Educational Sector for its innovative programme called Pathways Through Education. This project aims to increase self-esteem, confidence and motivation among pupils in Dublin's inner city secondary schools.

The Education Award is open to community projects run by primary, post-primary schools or third level institutes.

DIT was presented with its award alongside a wide range of groups who were recognised for the work they are doing to enhance the social fabric and wellbeing of communities in Dublin city and county. Presenting the awards at a ceremony held in the Westin Hotel, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Catherine Byrne said the work done by all the winners echoed "everything that was good about Dublin".

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