Comer brothers fund iPads for national schools across Galway

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Ireland, are delighted to announce that in partnership with Luke, Brian and Billy Comer of Glenamaddy and The Comer International Group, every single national school in Galway is to receive an upcycled Apple AirPad over the next few weeks as part of Variety Ireland’s ‘Heart of Learning’ Programme.

Variety sent their ambassador, Miss Ireland Pamela Uba, to hand over iPads to schools in St. Joseph’s National School in Glenamaddy, where the Comer brothers attended as children.

Pamela also visited Scoil Naisiunta Gort Na Leime, where she presented an iPad to pupils, and where Billy Comer’s daughter Sabrina and sister Bridie Comer Dolan are both teachers.

The ‘Heart of Learning Programme’ will see 244 upcycled iPads delivered to every single national school in Co. Galway over the next few weeks, to be given to Special Needs Assistants within each school for teaching children who require a little more extra help with their learning.

In a statement on behalf of the Comer family, Billy Comer said: “We are so happy to be able to provide funding for iPads where we know 100 per cent of our donation is going to helping children of all abilities in Co. Galway.

“We are a family who likes to help other people and we are so happy to be working with Variety Ireland to ensure that all of our donation in paying for these iPads is used to help so many children of school-going age in a county that we hold so dear to our hearts.

“It was a privilege to have Variety’s wonderful ambassador Miss Pamela Uba here when presenting the iPads to a school where we all went as children, as well as a school where my own sister and daughter are both teachers. Pamela is a fantastic role model for any child and we wish her all the best as she goes off to represent Ireland next month in Miss World 2021”.