Community Education Project

Do you have an idea for a Community Education Project during covid19? 


Like many services, Covid19 has presented some challenges for the Community Education Service with Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB).  One of the ways the service is trying to stay connected with groups and organisation is by putting up short online tutorials/demonstrations on their Facebook page which is proving to be very popular. They have tutorials on art, cookery, woodwork, needlework, gardening and also a tutorial on Zoom and how it works.  The service is now calling on groups/organisations or individuals who have community education project/course ideas to get in touch with them.  They are particularly interested in projects which focus on staying connected through remote or online learning and initiatives focusing on health and wellbeing.   


The Community Education Service is part of LOETB’s Further Education and Training Service and works with not-for-profit Community and Voluntary Groups across Laois and Offaly to provide courses for adults.  Priority for courses is given to people who face acute barriers to taking part in education: older people, people experiencing disadvantage, people with disabilities, ethnic minority groups, unemployed, carers and groups providing community education in areas where adults do not have easy access to education services. The service can also provide pathways to other accredited courses on completion of a community education course.  More information is available on  


The Facebook page is Laois-and-Offaly-ETB-Community-Education and well worth a look to get some practical gardening tips, learn how to paint a landscape, learn some needlework crafts or simply enjoy a browse and look at what is available.     


So, if you have an idea for a community education course/project that can support people in your area during this crisis and you would like more information, please email  or call 087 9573654 for Laois and 085 805 4579 for Offaly.  

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