Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 14.01.2022

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Doras, Dignity Partnership, and New Horizon invite you to attend the online launch of SaorEd, a new platform that provides free access to education and training courses for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Ireland. Initial SaorEd offerings will include English language courses, information technology (IT) skills, healthcare, and career preparation courses. The courses will be mostly in English, with some in Arabic. SaorEd is built on the Kiron online learning platform which has been designed specifically for refugees and underserved communities. Speakers at the launch event will include Tikambechi Mwalughali who is currently living in Direct Provision, a representative of Kiron, and Enda O’Neill, Head of UNHCR Ireland. You can register for your place here, with the event taking place TODAY, January 14th from 11 am to 12 noon.


Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland, African Parents Network Ireland and African Professional Network are hosting part 1 of a series entitled Africans in Politics. Moderated by Vire Komolafe, Founder of African Parents and Lassane Ouedraogo, Chairperson of African Centre and featuring speakers Mayor Uruemu Adejinmi, Counillor Yemi Adenuga and Councillor Kelechi KJ Onwumereh. You can join this zoom discussion on January 15th at 3pm by joining with meeting ID: 832 2433 7050 and passcode: 825016.


AkiDwA are holding a community discussion about raising our children between cultures ‘It takes a village to raise a child: Developing an intercultural parenting training’. Held on Saturday 15th from 2pm to 4pm on Zoom, you can register here.


AkiDwA are holding a second event on Monday 7th of February from 2.30 to 4pm entitled ‘What Next? Tackling Female Genital Mutilation After Covid’ to mark International Day for Zero Tolerance of FGM. You can register here.


European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland are holding an online meeting regarding the Future of Europe priorities. Meeting on Wednesday January 26th 2022 at 11am, the meeting featuring Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, one of the four Oireachta members selected to take part in the Plenary sessions of the Conference, will discuss the Network’s Position Paper, highlighting seven key priorities for ensuring the EU plays a strong role in tackling the root causes of poverty, inequality and leaves no-one behind. You can learn more and register for the event here.


The Irish School of Ecumenics are hosting an online webinar entitled ‘The Irish Peace Process: A Civic Conversatino on Lessons for 2022’. Taking place on the 27th of January at 5pm and featuring speakers Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast, Alex Wimberly, Leader, Corrymeela Community, Alan Waite, Senior Manager, RCITY Youth Project, North/West Belfast, Barbara Walshe, Chair, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and Geraldine Smyth, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin; formerly Head of Irish School of Ecumenics, you can learn more and  register here.


Gallery of Modern Art Waterford in conjunction with the Theatre Ryal Waterford are hosting a series of online talks as part of their Breaking Borders Exhibition, curated by Valeria Ceregini. You can learn more and register for the talks here and in the screenshot attached (links).




Insight Collaborative are seeking legal, humanitarian and education experts to help pilot their new education module ‘Criminalization of Humanitarian Action’. The pilot will run for three weeks beginning Monday, January 10th and ending on Monday 31st of January. The estimated time requirement will be maximum 20 hours to complete all 13 steps and provide feedback. You can register here. They will also run a second pilot at the same time seeking mental health professionals, humanitarians and educational experts to participate in a program on Moral Injury and Humanitarianism. You can register for this here.


Development Perspectives are recruiting for their Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Training in late January. Seeking change-makers in communities who are looking for opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, recruits can join Ireland’s network of Active Citizens and create long lasting change within communities whilst also contributing to achieving the Global Goal. The Training offers 26 active citizens the chance to take part in this innovative project. You can learn more here and contact mog@developmentperspectives.ie for more information.


Vacancies and Tenders:


Nasc the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre, is recruiting a Community Sponsorship Officer to assist in the expansion of the Community Sponsorship Programme in the following counties: Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Laois. You can learn more here and apply by TODAY, 5pm.


Ballymun Community Law Centre is a small charity in the heart of Ballymun providing legal services to the community, seeking a full-time Development Officer to join the team. You can learn more here and apply by TODAY, 5pm.


Mental Health Reform Ireland is hiring a full-time (37 hours a week) Communications and Membership Officer. You can learn more here and apply by Monday 24th at 5pm.


Mulrines Smoothies, Juices & Sauces are seeking general operatives in Ballybofey, Donegal and are interested in hearing from asylum seekers and others in the area. If you know any jobseekers in the area, please share the attached document which shares information on the role and how to apply. Please note email for CV with detailed description of experience is EMcNulty@mulrines.ie.


Islam Ireland are hiring a part-time caretaker from January 2022. Applicants must be available to work weekend hours and the work is specific to the Community Welfare Department & Area. You can submit your application to Deparment Head Summayah@islamireland.ie


Waterford Integration Services & LCDC are hiring a part-time Integration Strategy Project Coordinator. Responsible for leading on, initiating and achieving agreed strategic, collaborative actions prioritised within the strategy, the successful candidate will work with collaborative partners and migrant communities to achieve outcomes to support an inclusive environment in Waterford. You can learn more here and apply by 4pm on Tuesday, January 25th.


The Arts Council are seeking a consultant who is passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to conduct a review and evaluation of its 2019 EHRD policy and its implementation to date. You can find out more here and apply by 12pm on Wednesday 2nd of February, using reference number 205375. You can learn more here.


Youth Advocates Ireland (YAP) are looking for male and female advocates to work in Dublin, Kildare and West Wicklow. Welcoming all applicants with relevant life experience through raising your own family, volunteering and without qualifications, YAP will provide training and experience. A registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service, the Advocate will provide a one-to-one service to Young People and Families for up to 15 hours per week (14.71 PER HOUR). Learn more here. For North Dublin City & County see here. Deadline to apply is 18th of January.




Rua Red contemporary arts space in Tallaght, are seeking submissions of interest from artists and collectives working or living in Ireland. The Café wall exhibitions will be limited to one month per artist/collective beginning in February 2022. This is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your work in a bustling, community space with the option of putting your work up for sale. More information here.


Muslim Sisters of Éire are launching a children’s poetry competition for World Hijab Day 2022. The theme is celebrating the hijab and winners will be announced on February 1st. Entries must be child’s own work, in any format, unassisted by others. The poems must relate to the theme, not include the participants name on the poem itself and should be submitted by the deadline January 20th. Entries can be emailed to muslimsisterofeire@gmail.com with POETRY COMPETITION in the subject line and the name, age and address in the email itself. Five categories; 5 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, 11 – 13 years, 14 – 16 years and 17 – 18 years will apply.


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is seeking female and male volunteers to undertake training for out-of-hours Telephone Counsellors on the National 24-Hour Helpline and support and liaison volunteers to victims/survivors in the aftermath of rape or sexual assault at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. See more information here.


Of Interest:


The Regularisation Scheme, as announced by the Department of Justice in December, is due to open this month. You can see more details in the PowerPoint slides attached from Dep. Of Justice.


Covid19 Info For All are seeking recommendations from migrant advocacy and support groups in Ireland as to how the HSE can communicate more effectively and appropriately with migrant communities during the pandemic and beyond. ‘Covid19 Info For All’ is an informal recommendation-gathering initiative which is asking groups across the country for recommendations. If you have any suggestions you can respond to the short questionnaire attached by THIS evening, January 14th. You can contact Covid19infoforall@gmail.com with any questions

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