Down Syndrome Ireland win People’s Choice Award

Down Syndrome Ireland are to receive an extra €50K on top of their initial prize €50K prize in Google’s Impact challenge. At a gala event last night in The Foundry Innovation centre at Gooogle Buildings on Barrow street, the People’s choice award was handed to Down Syndrome Ireland for their project to help adults with Down Syndrome secure meaningful paid employment. The online voting service received 38,000 votes.

The other projects to receive the extra €50K are: A Lust for Life : creating a new, innovative platform to share creative mental health content. Citywise Education: providing educational support to young people in underserved communities Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: DRCC is removing barriers to accessing support for those who have experienced sexual violence Senior Line  :offering peer-to-peer IT education and drop-in facility for older people 

By Paul Carton

Online Editor