LMETB Meath Adult Learning Service held its QQI Awards Ceremony in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on the 14th December. €533.00 was raised for St. Vincent De Paul from donations received for crafts made by the learners from the “Trash to Cash” module.
This non-accredited module was introduced earlier this year as part of a preparation for work course. It is designed to encourage entrepreneurship. Learners had to research ideas on the Internet, plan, design and source and cost materials, work out profit margins etc along with marketing and sales strategies.
In addition, items were donated by the local St. Vincent De Paul shop that were “worse for wear” and unable to be sold. The learners took these and transformed them. Likewise, they used ordinary household items such as jam jars etc, decorated them and remodeled them as candle/tea light holders for table decorations. Some of the photos attached will give you an idea of the standard of quality achieved.