Seán Love receiving the 2011 Impact Award
12 months on from Winning a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact Award, Seán Love from Fighting Words reflects on his time so far as an Awardee.
The SEI Awards process feels a bit like a graduation, and my experience last year was that the previous award winners came across as modest, confident, wise and generous. A bit like your slightly older friend/brother/sister, who’s been there already, trying to reassure you that “it’ll all be grand”. There is no training for the role. I was certain last year the Frances and Dara were operating from a script, but, if so, Annalisa has forgotten to forward it to me. This year, being cast in that role of “elder” myself, I hope I measure up for this year’s awardees.
12 months on…
Fighting Words has had a great 12 months since receiving an Impact Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI). We’ve hosted another 10,000 students over the past year in free creative writing workshops and courses; and, on the basis of the applications we receive, we know we could fill 4 centres around the country, every day, on an ongoing basis.
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