Letter From Chairman
It has just flown by, another year gone, and now it’s the Christmas rush. Our graduation ceremony was a really special event with a great and enthusiastic attendance and wonderful performances from our 2014 students. It’s very hard to measure success in the educational sphere, especially in our field but this year’s students have certainly grown and matured in a very meaningful way. It has not been easy for the students either and it is not meant to be. Our aim is to train and equip them to better face the challenges, to seek out and avail of the opportunities that lay ahead and to be committed and resolute in building their own lives and those they touch.
It has been a tough year at the Academy but one that has seen more solid foundations laid, providing a strengthening base for the challenges and further growth ahead. There are many plans being worked on at present, new programs for next year, a possible change to two, six month intakes, more sponsors and work partners coming on board and lots of expertise and enthusiasm from our brilliant team of management, staff and volunteers.
Just as the old year ends a new one begins and the work starts all over again. The recruitment drive is in full swing and auditions have already been held with more to come. The support from our sponsors and friends is growing all the time and that is probably the most encouraging and exciting thing for us. That is our oxygen; it gives us the encouragement we need to continue what is a very challenging journey. It is one full of twists and turns, risk and reward but ultimately very satisfying in making a difference to young people who desperately need support, guidance and learning.
Please stay with us through 2015 and beyond, help in any way you can, advice, financial, mentoring, whatever you can. We truly appreciate it all. YOU make a difference and help bring new hope.The more we all invest, the greater the change and the better all our lives will be.
Thank you all so very, very much. Happy Christmas,happy holidays and a very healthy and happy 2015.