Africa day 2019

TASTE OF AFRICA FASHION AND ART MEATH:

Meath County Council and Meath PPN in partnership with Cultur Migrant Centre will host a family-friendly Taste of Africa Event in Claremont Stadium, Navan on Saturday the 15th of June to mark Africa Day 2019.  Be part of the celebration and join in the activities which will include:

  • African Drum Workshops
  • African fashion & Art
  • Cultural & music performances 
  • Food from African cultures 
  • Kidz Zone

Guest speakers and much more.

For more information on the Meath Africa Day event please contact  Tinu on tinu@cultur.ie or telephone 046 9093120

Registered to vote?

We have just 4 days to make sure that everyone can vote in the European and local elections on May 24th. Are you under the age of 25? Are you living in Ireland but not yet a citizen? Or have you moved house recently?

The statistics tell us that these are the people least likely to be registered to vote. [1]  They’re also people likely to be affected by, or care about so many of the issues of equality and sustainability we campaign on together.

The electoral register closes in just 4 days time. If all of us do one simple check and help get the word out, we can make a huge difference in making sure everyone has their say on May 24th when the local and European elections take place. [2]

If you’re not sure you’re registered, could you check now? And if you know for certain you are, could you use our new messaging tool to send a quick reminder message to people in your life? This is the best way to get people to take action.

I don’t know if I’m registered to vote, I’ll check now

I’m registered but I’ll send this to my friends

Voting gives us the power to influence issues we’re passionate about – and a handful of votes can make the difference between who gets elected or not. However, if you are not registered – it’s an opportunity lost to make sure politicians who back what we care about get elected.

There are lots of really important issues at the heart of these elections – the housing crisis, tackling climate change, fighting back the far right. It’s voters like you and me Bernadette who will help shape our county and city councils and the European Parliament. But you can only be a voter if you’re on the register.

To vote in the local elections you just need to be living in Ireland since last September – and for the EU elections if you are a citizen of another EU country you also get to vote. [4]

A two-minute check could make the difference, so don’t delay in making sure you – and everyone you know – has a say on election day.

Check the register now

I’ve checked so will share on social media

More power to you

Siobhan and the Uplift team

P.S: Our political system isn’t perfect, but voting is one of the main ways we can hold our politicians to account. Check to make sure you are registered to vote on May 24th: https://www.checktheregister.ie


NOTES:

[1] RTÉ: Getting out the vote: what influences voter turnout?

[2] The Sun: Irish local and European elections 2019

[3] The Independent: System seems complicated but your vote really does matter

[4] Citizens Information: Right to vote in Ireland
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European Action Against Racism Week

As part of European Action Against Racism Week Cultúr ran a very successful campaign aimed at raising awareness and combating the issue of racism in Ireland today.
We delivered anti racism workshops to over 100 transition year students aimed at addressing racism through reflection and art.
To finish off our two week campaign of actions we held our annual Anti Racism Day event which was very well attended. We had guest speakers, Q & A’s, information stands and some of the finest traditional food from all over the globe.
 
Cultúr would like to thank the community for being so proactive in engaging with us to highlight and combat racism as it is an integral part of the work we do to develop a fair, equal and diverse society in County Meath.
Anti-racism day leaflet 2019

Anti-Racism Day Event, 21th of March 2019

March is the month of raising awareness about racism globally. This year Cultúr will be hosting an Anti-Racism Event on the 21st of March @ 11am – 3pm.

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Net-WORK Project Certificate Awards Night

As part of their integration work, Cultur and Meath Partnership secured funding from the Dormant Account Funds and partnered in delivering a programme aimed at addressing the barriers to employment experienced by migrant women in county Meath. The Net-WORK project was delivered through practical, hands on, integrative, accredited and non-accredited support and training programmes that enhanced the skills of women with leave to remain or refugee status to stay and progress in employment. These included soft skills training cultural awareness in the work place and job activation skills.

The certificate Awards Ceremony held in the Pillo hotel in Ashbourne on the 19 of December 2108 was to recognise and celebrate the incredible participants achievements from the year as well as taking time to reflect on the exceptional achievements for all those who have returned to work. It was a real honour to be able to celebrate and applaud all their efforts on this evening.

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First Aid Response course

NetWORK participants completed a 3 day comprehensive First Aid Response Q.Q.I  level 5 certified course which covers all the essential aspects of the occupational first aid.  This course provided the learners with the knowledge, practical skills to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of the casualty and an understanding required to provide and co-ordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (general application) Regulation 2007,  this course was very popular with most of our participants looking for work in the health care sector.

Human rights day

Cultur Annual Human Rights Day

As part of 2018 – Annual Human Rights Day Cultúr Migrants Centre would love to invite everyone to attend our event. This year’s Human Rights Day will be held  on Friday the 7th December in Ashbourne Community Centre Co. Meath and will run from 12pm to 4pm all are welcome!

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NetWork Project – Sugar-craft workshop

NetWORK Project,supporting and empowering Migrant women to gain employability skills.Well done to the twelve amazing women who attended the sugar craft and cake decorating training. The project is coordinated by Cultur Migrant Centre and Meath Partnership with support from The Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal.

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NetWork Project Cooperate Learning Visit

8 women attended a NetWork meeting in IBM Campus in Damastown on the 11th of October 2018.

The participants had an opportunity to tour the online customer service support unit.

Two migrant women working with IBM shared their stories of their journey so far and offered some CV and interview tips to the participants.

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Mock Interviews With Celtic Recruitment

 

 

Participants of the Network Project with Deidre Moore of Celtic Recruitment.

  • 7 women attended Moch interviews in the Newgrange hotel facilitated by Celtic recruitment

” This was an opportunity for me to attend my first interview in Ireland and I got a chance to prove my worth”