by / February 8th, 2010 /

The Scoop Foundation hosts big gig in The Academy

The Scoop Foundation aids to support and fund primary education and life skills for impoverished children and teenagers in places like India, Uganda and Dublin. To celebrate the launch of their website and raise awareness of the charity, they are holding a two-room gig in The Academy on the 19th of March with a big lineup.

Playing on the night are: Valerie Francis, MC Ophelia & Red Square, Le Galaxie, The Rags, Bare Audio, Adrian Crowley, Ann Scott, The Ambience Affair, The Gandhis, Scribble Orchestra and Jobot with more acts to be announced.

Alison Curtis from Today FM, Jon Averill and 110th Street will be DJing afterwards til late. Tickets are €12 from

The SCOOP Foundation (Save Children Out Of Poverty) was founded in June 2008 after founder Andy Sweeney returned from travelling Asia. He had worked at an orphanage in Cambodia and came back determined to raise some much needed funds for them. He wanted to try and have a similar impact on their lives as they had on his.

The primary aim of the SCOOP is to support and fund primary education and life skills for impoverished children and teenagers. We wish to take on schools which donors can interact with, where they can see exactly how their money is being utilised; schools where people with a certain skill or craft can pass on their knowledge in an effective and direct manner; schools where disadvantaged and impoverished children and teenagers get the chance to fulfill their potential whatever that may be.

Another aim is to create a hub and platform for others to get involved and play a part in changing the lives of these children and the schools. We feel it’s time for a new type of charity in Ireland, one that takes on visible and effective projects (schools, workshops etc) at grass roots level, and works hard not to squander funds or trust.

We have worked closely with A-Z Children’s Charity based in Uganda and Basic Human Needs in India. The A-Z focus on the plight of children in Uganda and at present are trying to build a state of the art AIDS clinic for children there. Basic Human Needs are a group of artists from Cork who have set up the School of Life in India- a school for street kids where they learn basic life skills and receive and education. We support the School of Life also.

Funds go to the above mentioned charities and schools, plus towards a DJ workshop for troubled teenagers in Dublin.
The SCOOP Foundation are also looking into a few micro projects in Uganda like a home for a family of 19 kids, a football team, a sewing school for young girls and believe it or not a skate park!
The SCOOP Foundation
(Save Children Out Of Poverty)