Tandem Project Management Ltd. is proud to announce our 2020 CSR partnership with Focus Ireland.
reports that as of November 2019, there were 10,448
people homeless in Ireland. This figure includes
adults and children. The number of homeless families has increased by
over 300% since November 2014 and more than one in three people in emergency
accommodation is a child. These numbers do not include people who are ‘sofa
surfing’, availing of domestic abuse refuges or sleeping rough.
provide long term housing to people at risk of homelessness and a resettlement
service to people moving out of homelessness and into a new home. They provide
advice and information to identify the best available supports and options, in
the first instance to avoid homelessness, but also to those recently homeless.
Focus Ireland provide a youth housing and after care service to vulnerable
young adults coming out of state care with no options for housing.
This year Tandem will
act as Business Network Ambassadors for Focus Ireland, participate in housing
maintenance and remediation projects, attend events and undertake fundraising
activities. Tandem are proud to partner Focus Ireland and to play a part in
stemming the tide of homelessness in Ireland.
We look forward to a
worthwhile and engaging partnership with Focus Ireland for 2020.
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations, currently serving up to 2000 freshly made meals per week at their premises. Their aims are simple – to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition, sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal. There is always an open door and a warm welcome. Cork Penny Dinners are open 7 days a week all year round including Christmas Day.
As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem
Project Management Ltd.’s engineers volunteered for the
Engineers Ireland STEPS Young Engineers Award Programme.
The Engineers Ireland STEPS
Programme is a non-profit outreach programme that promotes interest and
awareness of engineering as a future career. The STEPS Young Engineers Award
2020 is a competition that asks 3rd and 4th class students all over the country
to design an engineering project that would help their community.
As part of the award
curriculum, our engineers visited participating schools in Cork and Waterford
during the week 25th – 29th November. The visit included a presentation from
the engineers on engineering as a career and the students then presented their
projects to the engineers. After the presentations, it was time for fun and
learning with games designed by STEPS to open the students minds to engineering
in their local environment and to the processes involved in a design and build
project. It was a fantastic opportunity for young students to become more aware
of engineering in the world around them and to see what it feels like to walk
in the shoes of an engineer.
The level of engagement from
the students was enlightening, our engineers reported very bright young minds
concerned with topics such as homelessness, climate change and single use
plastics pollution. The experience of presenting to students, broadening their
understanding of what engineering is, hearing their ideas and discussing
practical ways that they can move forward with their projects was heartening
for our engineers, they all reported a desire to get involved again next year.
Tandem wish all the students luck with their entries for the Young Engineers Award, finalists will be announced during Engineers Week, February 29th – March 6th, 2020.