Sport  Ireland Project #48328

Atlas Foundation Ireland

by The ATLAS Foundation
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland
Atlas Foundation Ireland

After a motivating start to the year, our collaboration with local partners all over the world continues to instil the core values of rugby to empower children. Your support remains vital to allowing Atlas to develop relationships with our partners and create a long-term impact for some of the world’s most disadvantaged children. 

June was a greatly productive month for many of our local partners. The young boys of the Masiphumelele and Ocean View communities near Cape Town displayed rugby’s fundamental values of teamwork, discipline, and respect as they came together to form a team in South Africa’s Schools League. Though the communities differ culturally, they worked as a team both on and off the pitch and Atlas is now looking to help establish a girls team as well. 

Our partners all around the globe use rugby to engage and inspire children, with the game being a catalyst for health, education, and inclusion. In India, we’ve been working with our partners Khelo Rugby to create a digital education pilot programme. Students have been provided with digital tablets, pre-loaded with content for use in the classroom. The syllabus is designed to teach the children English and is a combination of self-based learning and classroom-based learning. The classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and Wi-Fi so the children can learn independently and within a group. Whilst this programme remains in the pilot stage, we're optimistic about rolling this out to more children in the community, giving them the opportunity to advance their education and learn in a different way. On the rugby field, Khelo have continued to grow their success and over 100 children in Bangalore enjoyed a visit from former All Black Norman Maxwell. The children developed their teamwork and leadership skills and continue to love playing the game. 

We are also excited to announce the arrival of two new interns, Ella Gibbs and Alex Scola. Both are motivated by their love of rugby and truly believe in the power of sport for good. We’re delighted to have them onboard our team.

To keep up to date with everything going on at Atlas, please do follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter. 

Thank you for all your support.

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We are delighted to say that the Atlas Ireland Golf Day will be going ahead this year in September at Druids Glen Golf Resort. If you would like to be involved, please contact Gary Keating on gkeating@gkevents.com. Please do follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with everything golf day related.

Atlas has had a busy start to 2022. We have been preparing for our annual golf day at Kingswood in Surrey and the Tour of Cambridgeshire. If you would like to be involved in either of these events, please click here - https://www.theatlascharity.org/Listing/Category/events

We are closely working with our local partners to provide education, health and gender equality sessions to some of the world’s most disadvantaged children. You can read the updates from our partners here - https://www.theatlascharity.org/Pages/News/Default.aspx

Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to Druids Glen in September.

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The Atlas Foundation has had some significant updates since the last report in July.

We have welcomed a new CEO, Boris Pomroy, who has been with Atlas for a couple of months. Boris is a keen rugby fan and is very experienced in the charity sector. We are delighted to have him onboard and are excited for what the future holds for Atlas.

Our first Atlas DigiBus has been launched in Langa, Cape Town. The Atlas DigiBus is a mobile IT classroom, equipped with laptops, Wi-Fi and big screens. The Atlas DigiBus will visit one thousand children across five schools every week, giving them the chance to learn essential digital literacy skills. A locally employed teacher will also be on the bus delivering an approved curriculum of STEM, coding and IT. For more information about the Atlas DigiBus, please click here: https://www.atlasfrc.org/news/the-atlas-digibus-has-been-handed-over-to-the-vusa-academy

Atlas reached the final of the Ekurhuleni Women in Sports Awards in the ‘Sponsor of the Year’ category. We were nominated by the Gauteng Women’s Rugby Institute, a project we support near Johannesburg. GWRI lifts young girls out of poverty and gives them the opportunity to play rugby and learn valuable skills for their future. We’re grateful to have been nominated and to have reached the final from over 200 nominees! 

We are pleased to say that a number of the programmes we support are back up and running, after nearly two years of restrictions. This includes SKRUM in Eswatini, a programme that uses rugby as a facilitator to teach children about the dangers of HIV and, more recently, Covid-19. In Cambodia, Kampuchea Balopp have started resuming their in-person sessions, which includes fitness classes, dance and traditional Khmer games with another local organisation, Khmer Seila Handicap.

Atlas has got a very exciting campaign coming up over the Christmas period, so please do follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 Golf Day was not able to go ahead last year and has been postponed to later this year.


With the easing of restrictions this summer, we are really looking forward to the Golf Day when a date has been confirmed. The event will be held at Druids Glen Golf Course, Wicklow, with our Altas Ireland Chairman, Shane Byrne. It's not too late to join us. To learn more about Atlas Ireland Rugby Legends Golf Classic please see here: https://www.atlasfrc.org/Event/atlas-ireland-rugby-legends-golf-classic

If you are interested in bringing a team, please contact Gary Keating gkeating@gkevents.com  

We know this day will be great fun for all those involved and a wonderful way to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Ireland and overseas. We are hoping that projects with our kids will be able to start on the back of this event. 

Thank you for your continued support throughout these difficult times.

 

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Unfortunatley due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 Golf Day was not able to go ahead last year, and has had to be postponed to later in 2021 instead. 

Nevertheless, we are really looking forward to the day next year when it is safe for us to all meet at Druids Glen Golf Course, Wicklow, with our Altas Ireland Chairman, Shane Byrne (Date TBC). It's not too late to join us. To learn more about Atlas Ireland Rugby Legends Golf Classic please see here: https://www.atlasfrc.org/Event/atlas-ireland-rugby-legends-golf-classic

If you are interested in bringing a team, please contact Gary Keating gkeating@gkevents.com  

We know this day will be great fun for all those involved and a wonderful way to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Ireland and overseas. We are hoping that projects with our kids will be able to start on the back of this event. 

Thank you for your continued support throughout these difficult times.

Happy Easter!

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The ATLAS Foundation

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @theatlascharity
Project Leader:
Sally Pettipher
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire United Kingdom
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