Familibase was recently profiled by EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe)
Working with our community, mixing formal and non-formal learning
One of the things that makes FamiliBase (link is external) different is how we mix different types of learning – formal, non-formal and informal. Our client base can sometimes face some of life’s major challenges and our response only works because it is tailored to their needs, rather than being imposed from outside.
We work in Ballyfermot in the west of Dublin. Although we’re in Ireland’s capital city, Ballyfermot has experienced high levels of inequality at a range of levels over the years. Despite the many strengths of the community and a wide range of services working in and with it, deprivation scores remain at some of the highest in Ireland.
But FamiliBase believes that this is not due to a deficit in the community nor with the children, young people and families that live in it.