AONTAS STAR Awards Finalists 2021

Title: AONTAS STAR Awards Finalists 2021

We are so excited to be finalists in the AONTAS STAR Awards 2021 in the Learner’s Voice category for My Blossom Channel! We have been working behind the scenes non-stop to perfect this course and getting the recognition it deserves has been unbelievable.

Oscar and Dylan are 2 participants from My Blossom Channel who just completed our Assertiveness course! During their six weeks of taking the course, they became best friends and learnt a lot about themselves. Dylan learnt that one of his strengths was courage! This was amazing for Dylan to learn and he can now share this about himself after taken our course.

From the great bond the boys formed in My Blossom Channel, we thought it would be a great match for them to talk to the judges for the AONTAS STAR Award alongside Imelda, our Programme Director, and Maja, our Educational Programme Coordinator. The team began prepping for the interview by having a practice run of the questions over Zoom on Wednesday. Once everyone was happy and comfortable with all the questions to be asked, they relaxed in anticipation for the next morning!

Everyone did amazing and the whole team are really proud for getting this far! It’s been a huge step for Blossom Ireland and we want to say a massive well done to Oscar and Dylan for coming on the journey with us. We also want to give thanks to all of our supporters. Without your generous donations we wouldn’t have the resources to launch My Blossom Channel and give our learners a voice for life.

If you would like to support us so we can continue to develop My Blossom Channel and reach more young people with ID please donate below.

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