Global Software Company Supports Children with Autism at North Kildare ETNS

North Kildare ETNSSAP (a global software company) has today made a donation of €7,000 to the North Kildare Educate Together National School which will go towards the purchase of iPads and computers for children with autism attending the school.

SAP has established an employee driven Corporate Social Responsibility programme that focuses on providing access to education for vulnerable children and youths.  Specifically they fund projects related to literacy, English, Maths, Science and technology skills.

Maria Alcazar, a parent of a child attending the North Kildare Educate Together National School, and working with SAP, nominated the Unit for Children with Autism (also called the Outreach Class) for support from the programme.

North Kildare Educate Together National School were voted by SAP employees to receive a donation during the 2012 granting cycle of €7,000 towards the costs of Ipads and new computers for the 12 children with Autism attending the school.

We are so delighted to have received this most generous donation from SAP especially in these difficult economic times for everyone said School Principal Rita Galvin.  While we are all aware of the difficult financial situation facing the country and everyone in it, it is none the less so important to protect and support the most vulnerable people in our society, and children with Autism and their families must remain a priority she added.

We were very impressed with the application from North Kildare Educate Together National School, with the school itself and especially with the services delivered to children with Autism commented Liam Ryan, Managing Director of SAP Ireland.  It is really fantastic to see the children with Autism using the Ipads and computers our staff provided and to see real benefits being delivered to those who need them most.  I am very proud of our staff and delighted that we were able to help the school he added.

North Kildare Educate Together National School is a multi-denominational, co-educational primary school based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare and under the umbrella of Educate Together.

For further information please contact Rita Galvin, Principal on 01-6274388