Letterbox Club celebrates ten years with a special event at Parliament Buildings on the Stormont Estate.
Letterbox Club patron, Lemn Sissay, visited Northern Ireland this week to mark the 10th Anniversary of the programme.
At a prestigious event at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 17 April, Lemn addressed an audience of professionals, policy makers and elected members to tell them about the success of the programme in inspiring children in care to learn, and the need for continued funding and support to do this.
Liz Canning, from Booktrust NI, said: 'Booktrust is delighted that the programme has reached its ten year anniversary and we are proud to be holding this event alongside the Northern Ireland Government to celebrate.'
'As patron of the Letterbox Club Lemn works tirelessly as an ambassador for the rights of children experiencing care and we are delighted that he is speaking at this event to recognise the achievements of children across Northern Ireland.'
Margaret Kelly, director of the Fostering Network Northern Ireland, said: 'We are delighted that Lemn has taken the time to come to Northern Ireland and celebrate the fantastic achievements of not only the Letterbox Club, but more importantly, the young people that the programme helps every single day.'
'The independent evaluation shows that there is little doubting the successes of the programme in increasing academic and creative achievements.'
Find out more about the Letterbox Club in Northern Ireland by visiting the Fostering Achievement website