This week marks the launch of the seventh annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only programme of its kind in Ireland that acknowledges the outstanding acts of volunteerism by Ireland’s youth. All second-level students who volunteer in their community, at school or abroad are encouraged to apply now.
Launched in 2006, Pramerica Spirit of Community is sponsored by Donegal-based Pramerica Systems Ireland in partnership with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland ensuring that the programme reaches every school on the island of Ireland. Post-primary students are invited to submit applications to their school principal by the 24th October. Principals will review the applications and nominate one student in the junior category --for students up to age 16--and one student in the senior category, for students 17 to 19 years old. The deadline for nominations is the 9th of November 2012.
“The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards celebrates and acknowledges the voluntary activities of hundreds of exceptional youth ambassadors who actively make a difference in their communities and in communities across the world”, said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland.
The application form and further information about Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards can be downloaded from www.pramerica.ie/spirit