Toddlers’ reading programme launched in Linden

first_imgThe Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) of the Ministry of Social Protection has launched a ‘Back to Basics’ early childhood development toddlers’ reading programme; and at the One Mile Health Centre in Wismar, Linden on Tuesday, parents of toddlers were reminded that reading forms a fundamental part of a child’s learning process.Launch of the initiative is the product of close collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health Unit and the National Library.In attendance at the launch were officials of both entities responsible for theParents and toddlers at the launch of the toddlers’ reading programmeprogramme’s genesis, Registration and Licence Officer Duanne McFarane, outgoing Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, and Regional Chairman Renis Morian. Children and parents were well represented.An attractive toddlers’ bookshelf was unveiled. It is to be utilized when parents and children attend postnatal clinic.Director of Child Services, Ann Greene, delivering remarks at the occasion, encouraged mothers to support the initiative, and noted that reading plays an important role in a child’s development.She also urged fathers to get involved in the initiative, and challenged the clinic to establish a “Baby Father’s Day”, when fathers can teach their children to read.Greene further called on parents to go “back to basics” by teaching children to read on their laps.The Region 10 Chairman, as well as the outgoing Mayor and the Registration and Licence Officer also delivered remarks at the launch.The One Mile Health Centre was chosen as the pilot for the programme, but the programme is expected to be established at 361 health centres across the country. Book donations are also encouraged.last_img read more

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Mayor of Philadelphia welcomes Ireland North West delegation to Pennsylvania

first_imgThe Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, hosted an Ireland North West delegation as they spent a full day in Pennsylvania’s largest city exploring opportunities for business and educational partnerships.The delegation, led by Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Noel Jordan, and Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh, met Philadelphia’s Mayor at City Hall where gifts were exchanged and officials showcased the Derry-Letterkenny city region as a prime location for investment.“We’re pleased to welcome this delegation to Philadelphia” said Mayor Kenney. “There are many strong ties between Philadelphia and Ireland: a new direct flight between PHL and Dublin on Aer Lingus will begin in late March, and the state led trade missions to Ireland to promote our Life Science Sector in both 2016 and 2017. “We’re pleased to build on that partnership with this visit.”Monday’s busy delegation itinerary included a morning meeting with officials from the Select Greater Philadelphia Council who received a presentation from Donegal County Council’s Director of Service Liam Ward and Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Director of Business and Culture Stephen about the advantages of investing in the North West region.Meetings were also hosted with key partners in Philadelphia about ways of strengthening their existing links with the North West of Ireland.Representatives from the North West Regional College, University of Ulster and Letterkenny IT also explored Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Programme partnership opportunities with their counterparts in the area. The visit to Philadelphia is part of the Councils’ wider role in promoting sustainable economic development and job creation while enhancing its reputation and capacity to attract investment, expand business opportunities, extend global reach of the region and attract educational and cultural ties.On Tuesday morning the North West delegation will travel to Boston to link up with the 15 companies from the Donegal and the Derry City & Strabane District Council area for four days of meetings and networking events.The busy itinerary will include meetings with the President of the Worcester Chamber Tim Murray, members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Irish Ambassador to the US.Several networking events have also been planned including an Ireland North West Showcase event and an Invest NI Breakfast event culminating in attendance at the Golden Bridges conference at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Centre on Friday November 17th.The travelling delegation includes companies from the digital tech, education, agri-food sectors and creative industries who are aiming to source business in US export markets.Companies from Donegal participating in this delegation are Aniar Cumhacht Teoranta;  Algaran Teoranta; O’Donnell’s Bakery; Silver Birch Gallery; Meastoiri Domhanda Teo;  Eilis Galbraith and DS Environmental Services Ltd while the companies from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area are AE Global (formerly Allpipe Engineering); The Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC); ActionSense Ltd; Makematic; NeuroConcise; O’Neill’s Irish International Sports Co Ltd; Troll Inc; and Type 40 Creative.   Mayor of Philadelphia welcomes Ireland North West delegation to Pennsylvania was last modified: November 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:county councildonegalNorth westPhiladelphialast_img read more

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