March is the month of raising awareness about racism globally. This year Cultúr will be hosting an Anti-Racism Event on the 19th of March @ 10am – 2pm.
Meath Job Fair
On the 11th of September Cultur and Meath Partnership hosted the “Meath Job Fair” in The Trim Castle Hotel.
As part of our socio-economic integration work Cultúr Migrant Centre and Meath Partnership have been working on the NetWORK project, a project that focuses on supporting migrant women to gain employability skills. The NetWORK Project has provided comprehensive life and job ready skills training that equipped over 115 female refugees and migrants over the course of 2 years with the skills required to succeed in Ireland.
The Job fair was open to the public and approximately 112 people were in attendance. During the day, attendees had a unique opportunity to meet with recruitment agencies and potential employers from various organisations all in the same room. Some of the attendees also had their CV looked at by job coaches and for those interested in setting up their own businesses, mentors were available to offer a free service.
At the conclusion of the job fair up to 20 attendees had met with a job coach for one to one support discussed employment opportunities with up to 15 potential employers.
The NetWORK Project was approved by Government with the support of the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Successful 2nd edition of PolskaÉire Festival in Navan took place on Sunday 3rd of June officially opened by Cllr Tommy Reilly Mayor of Navan and Lukasz Chimiak 1st Counsellor, Head of the Political & Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. The event was carried out with collaboration of Polish Embassy, Credo Polish Association in Ireland, Cultúr Migrant Centre and Polish Saturday School in Navan. Over 400 people attended and participated in various family activities and enjoyed stage performances. Visitors had an opportunity to discover interesting facts about life in early Medieval Age in Vikings settlement and see their armament and fights. Local businesses presented their goods on the day. The fantastic performers took possession of stage, their present different style of music, artistic gymnastics, some drama and dance acts.
There was a lot of fun activities for the youngest Festival participants and the delicious intercultural food available made happy every food lover happy on the day. The beautiful weather completed family and fun event on St. Patrick’s School Grounds. Thank you all for joining us!
In celebration of Africa Day 2018, Meath County Council and Cultúr Migrant Centre will host a red carpet fashion show in the Meath County Offices on Friday, May 25th. This event will showcase the broad diversity in African clothing culture and will also feature African dance, art, drumming and face painting, as well as African cuisine. The event is designed to facilitate engagement with the wider community and encourage awareness of African culture in Meath.
Log onto Meath County Council’s website or www.africaday.ie for further information
The NetWORK Project supports female refugees and female family members with permission to remain in County Meath who are currently in direct provision or who have recently transitioned into independent accommodation in county Meath.
The project has a focus on developing and delivering a ready-for-life and work skills programme to the participants and will also provide a comprehensive life skills employability programme that will equip female refugees with the skills required to succeed in Ireland
We would like to thank the prime Minister #DavidStanton, TD for attending the event and also for presenting the Certificates award Ceremony. #AnastasiaCrickley, #virginijaUmbrasiene, #DamienEnglish, #TommyReilly and everyone who attended the event.
March is the month of raising awareness about racism globally. This year Cultúr and many other community groups hosted an Anti-Racism Event on the 29th of March @ 2pm to mark this special month.
Beauty Makeup course took place in Navan for Migrants women living in Co. Meath. Inter-culturally diversified group was very keen to acquire basic make-up skills facilitated by an experienced make-up artist. It was a highly enjoyable and beneficial experience to all female participants- make-up skills were proved to be inherent knowledge regardless y of affiliation to different cultures.