Travellers in Education
Irish Travellers participation and progression in the education system differs greatly to the settled community. According to the 2011 Census, 55% of Travellers leave school by the age of 15, 90% of Travellers have finished education by the age of 17 and just 1% of the Traveller population (115 Travellers) have attained a third-level qualification.
Working in partnership with Traveller advocacy groups and other key stakeholders the SOAR Project aims to foster cultural inclusion, build community capacity and co-create appropriate responses to support Traveller participation and progression in education.
Several successful initiatives have been developed through the Travellers in Education work stream: