In response to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Intel Foundation committed to supporting relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence, including here in Ireland.
A total of €500,000 was donated by the Intel Foundation to Irish charities to support coronavirus relief and recovery efforts. Part of this donation has, in recent weeks, been specifically allocated to primary and secondary schools located in the North Kildare area.
A total of €100,750 has been donated to 25 different schools with the exact donation amount being linked to the number of students at each school.
Intel has a very close relationship with our local schools and work with them on a regular basis to support a variety of programs. These include our Matching Grant initiative, our Solar for Schools program, the Intel Mini Scientist and Engineers Week among others.
The funding provided by Intel will support the school’s in implementing a variety of Covid relief efforts and will help them to purchase equipment and materials, such as PPE and IT supplies, to address the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
The 25 schools who have received funding are as follows;
|Leixlip Educate Together, Leixlip|
|St. Rapheal special school, Celbridge|
|Primrose Hill, Celbridge|
|Scoil San Carlo Junior NS, Leixlip|
|San Carlo Senior NS, Leixlip|
|Maynooth Educate Together National School, Maynooth|
|Scoil Mhuire NS, Leixlip|
|Scoil Bhride, Leixlip|
|Scoil Eoin Phoil, Leixlip|
|North Kildare Educate Together School, Celbridge|
|Scoil Naomh Bhride, Celbridge|
|St Patricks NS, Celbridge|
|Scoil Na Mainstreach, Celbridge|
|Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhalaigh, Leixlip|
|Gael Scoil Ui Fhiaich, Maynooth|
|Celbridge Community School, Celbridge|
|Maynooth Boys NS, Maynooth|
|Maynooth Community College, Maynooth|
|Coláiste Chiaráin, Leixlip|
|Presentation Girls School, Maynooth|
|Scoil Mochua, Celbridge|
|Salesian College, Celbridge|
|St. Wolstan’s Community School, Celbridge|
|Confey Community College, Leixlip|
|Maynooth Post Primary, Maynooth|
Speaking about the donation, Martin Kerins, Deputy Principal at Salesian College in Celbridge said, “Ensuring that the school remains a safe environment for our students and our staff and indeed the wider school community is a priority for us here in Salesian College. Covid 19 presents new challenges with each passing week and the financial burden it imposes on the school is considerable. Intel has always been very supportive of Salesian College and your continued support with the fight against Covid 19 is greatly appreciated”.
Intel’s External Relations Manager Lisa Harlow added, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a big impact on our communities and in particular on our schools. We hope that this donation will help and support the schools as they continue to do such wonderful work in the most difficult circumstances. The schools are the heart and soul of our local communities and we are so pleased to be able to support them in this way”.
See a full summary of the Intel Ireland COVID relief efforts: Intel Ireland Pandemic relief efforts
Read more about Intel’s Coronavirus response in Ireland: Intel allocates €500,000 for Coronavirus Relief in Ireland
Read more about Intel’s Coronavirus response globally: Intel Coronavirus News
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