Claire Faithorn

Claire Faithorn: The Fast Forward Programme, Sowing Seeds of Possibility

It’s early May and I’m in Kabwe, Zambia – a dusty and somewhat forgotten town. Through my visit I’ve come to understand more about the progress and impact of our International Education Programme Fast Forward which we’re piloting in a school here. The school I’m visiting has 175 pupils, but another school I go to caters […]

Saoirse McCann

Saoirse McCann Brings ‘Fast Forward’ to Nairobi

Late 2015 was an extremely exciting one for Suas – as we launched two new pilot projects under our Fast Forward programme. The aim of ‘Fast Forward’ is to help improve the quality of education for some of the most disadvantaged communities in Kenya and Zambia. With Fast Forward we focus on community schools that […]

Brian Cusack and Teacher from DAS, Kolkota 2015

Brian Cusack: A Chance For No More Scars

‘Sucanto had scars and burns all over his small fingers and hands. Underneath the skin there were permanent blue dye marks. I’d always thought he had been injured in a textile factory.’ Brian Cusack volunteered as a Suas teaching assistant with Development Action Society (DAS) in Kolkata, 2014. One of the boys he worked with, […]

ESB awards over 150,000 euro in funding to Dublin-based community organisations .
Pictured at ESB’s cheque presentation to Dublin-based community and voluntary organisations at ESB Networks Buildings in Leopardstown, Dublin, were:
ESB, Ireland’s foremost energy company, has awarded funding of 150,986 euro to 21 Dublin-based community and voluntary organisations as part of the autumn 2015 round of the ‘Energy for Generations’ community fund.
The cheque presentation took place at ESB Networks in Leopardstown to award funding to three of the Dublin-based organisations for their national or all-island projects. The winter 2015 round of applications has also been launched and is now open for applications. The Energy for Generations fund supports the work of not-for-profit organisations, charities and community and voluntary organisations whose work falls under the following areas: educational access and support; suicide prevention; and care of the homeless.  
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

ESB Energy for Generations

On Friday 30th October, we were thrilled to attend the ESB ‘Energy for Generations’ Fund presentation, at their Network offices in Leopardstown – where we picked up a very generous €20,000 cheque. On the day, other organisations awarded for their national projects included the: The Irish Men’s Sheds Association received funding for a series of local […]


Brigid O’Dea: Standing Out

A BENGALI PROVERB ‘Kôm panir machh besh panite uţhle o machhe beshi lafalafi kôre’ If a fish of little water moves to a lot of water, that fish will jump around a lot; meaning one will always stand out if they move to a place to which they don’t belong!


Duchess of Cornwell visits Suas Project in Galway

The Duchess of Cornwall visits Suas Literacy Support Programme at Claddagh National School, Galway Today (May 19th) Suas, the educational charity welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall to their Literacy support programme in the Claddagh National School in Galway.


Partha Sardar: Bridging the Gap

Partha first attended the Sabuj Kunri Centre, run by our partners Sabuj Sangha and funded by Suas, at age 6. With his father’s sudden departure from the family home and lots of siblings to raise, Partha’s mother focused on earning money to feed her family, leaving home early each morning meant Partha spent much of […]


Tomina Khatun: Leading the Change

“I love to study,” Tomina says, “And I love my school because my teachers are so friendly and I can read books all the time” Tomina attends primary school in the community of Chariswar in south Kolkata, India. It is an area rife with poverty; small homes constructed of mud, whose residents are largely pottery […]