Seven Limerick primary schools taking part in book gifting programme

Over 170 books will be donated to children across Limerick by Enterprise Mobility.

ENTERPRISE Mobility and Children’s Books Ireland are donating over 170 books to children across Limerick as part of Enterprise Mobility’s global ROAD Forward initiative.

The organisation has launched its third year of partnership by donating 175 books to children at seven schools in Limerick. This donation is part of a larger initiative distributing 4,600 books across the country.

Recipient schools in Limerick include St Patrick’s Girls National School, Scoil Mháthair Dé, Castleconnell National School, Ahane National School, Scoil Naomh, Iosaf, Caherelly National School, and St Nicholas National School.

The aim of the book gifting programme is to increase book ownership among children, enhancing literacy levels and inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Additionally, the focus this year is also on supporting young readers with dyslexia, a condition affecting an estimated one in 10 students in Ireland, the organisation said.

Serena Molloy’s ‘Wider Than the Sea‘, featuring a dyslexic protagonist, was chosen for this year’s book drive. The Galway-based author struggled with dyslexia during her formative years and now writes stories that celebrate neurodiversity.

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The book was designed with accessibility in mind, using larger, well-spaced font and black and white illustrations by George Ermos.

Brendan Grieve, general manager of Enterprise Mobility in Ireland, added that the organisation is “immensely proud of this book gifting programme, which has expanded significantly over three years”.

“Every child should get the support they need to reach their full potential and we hope this donation will spark a love of reading and promote feelings of self-belief, inclusion, and confidence”.