Upskilling Project

We are delighted to announce the second phase of our ‘UpSkilling Program,’ which will respond to high levels of demand on the current accredited upskilling training to empower 180 migrants through education and promote employability skills for 3 years. The programme is tailored to respond to labour market demand and targeted to provide training/support to migrants who are marginalised and at risk of falling through the gaps of mainstream support while addressing language barriers and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of migrants.
We are delighted to be recipients of the 2021-2024 Engage & Educate Fund from Mason Hayes & Curran LLP in partnership with Rethink Ireland.
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The Human cost of Fortress Europe

Read TheTelegraph’s interactive investigation report that tracks the 1,800km of walls and fences built or under construction at European borders, equivalent to almost 12 new Berlin Walls.

https://tinyurl.com/2p88sbau

Community Development Project

Migrant Network Community Development Project Louth and Meath

We are delighted to officially announce our new project which will raise awareness of, and challenge social exclusion and inequality experienced by local migrant communities and vulnerable groups to proactively create opportunities to address the intersecting issues of poverty, racism and isolation. A key area of focus of this project is to simultaneously enhance the participation, resilience and empowerment of these groups, while also developing and strengthening their capacity to develop partnerships to engage and work in collaboration with key decision-makers and NGOs in the community. In order to implement this project and contribute to the objectives of the Community Development Programme, we recently recruited a Community Worker to work in our new office in Louth.

The foundation of this project is rooted in Cultúr’s strategic plan which identifies the need for the positive integration of migrant communities into mainstream society and the capacity-building of local communities to reach out to and engage marginalised communities.

Using a participative, bottom-up community work approach, this project will enable migrant groups and ethnic led-community group leaders to challenge existing and emerging issues by amplifying their voices and providing opportunities for more meaningful engagement with mainstream services. The project seeks to address stark  gaps in existing provisions of services to vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Objectives

  • Build the capacity of migrants / ethnic-led organisations to engage with a meaningful decision making process.
  • Development of Migrant Network Partnerships in County Meath and Louth.
  • To promote the positive social  inclusion of migrant/ethnic communities into Irish society; and challenge racist attitudes.
  • To develop culturally responsive approaches to supporting and serving migrant communities locally.
  • To work in solidarity with Travellers to promote the rights of ethnic minorities through a shared vision.
  • Increase representation of migrant communities and vulnerable groups  at the decision-making table to actively address issues affecting them.

If you have any queries about this project, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Angel at [email protected] or [email protected], or call us on 089 248 7364

The Cultúr MNCD project is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development 

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Human Rights Day 2021

Well done to all those involved in making today a success. Cultur joined the rest of the world in marking the International Human Rights day today. I would like to leave you with these inspiring words from Desmond Tutu,a South African civil rights activist
“It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.”
Happy Human Rights Day to you All…

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Join Cultúr Migrant Centre and 12 newly trained human rights advocates to celebrate Human Rights day 10th December [email protected]

Stand up to Racism

Stand up for Equality

Stand up for Inclusion

Stand up for Justice

Stand up for Dignity

#StandUp4HumanRights #HumanRightsDay #CulturNavanStandAgainstRacism

WeAreHiring

We are hiring Community Worker for Cultúr office in Louth

Employment Opportunity for Community Development Worker

Cultúr Migrant Centre is seeking to employ a qualified Community development worker on a full-time basis to work in Louth with ethnic minorities including immigrants, migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees, agencies and community stakeholders. Cultúr is a community work organisation based in Navan County Meath.

The position

The role of the Community Worker will be to implement the Migrant Network Community Development Project Louth & Meath and contribute to the objectives of the Community Development Programme to:

  • Develop community responses to a range of social, economic and environmental concerns
  • Facilitate a collaborative approach with the target group to build and empower relationships and cooperative initiatives between marginalised groups, mainstream services and decision-making bodies
  • Showcase and profile the benefits of an autonomous approach to community development in relation to new and emerging issues.

The Community Worker will use community work approaches and methodologies based on the “All Ireland Standards for Community Work”. (www.cwi.ie)

The aim of this project is to widen the participation and promote the empowerment and inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, working in collaboration with agencies and organisations in the community.

Essential criteria:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Third level or postgraduate qualification in community work.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification professional experience
  • Proven track record of working with communities of interest/minority groups using community work approaches. (As identified in the “All Ireland Standard for Community Work”)
  • Experience working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral and excellent report writing skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and other relevant computer applications
  • Experience of policy work, networking / interagency working within the community development sector
  • Commitment to Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
  • Clear understanding and analysis of migration and integration issues and national infrastructure, including current issues

Contract:

A full-time fixed-term Contract of Employment to the end of November 2022, with the possibility to extend to the end of November 2024, subject to funding and the successful completion of a probation period.

 

 Applying for this position

To apply, please complete the attached application form here and email to [email protected] or by post to Tinu Achioya Cultúr Migrant Centre, Ground Floor, St. Anne’s Resource Centre Railway St. Navan Co. Meath.

Full job description is available here or www.cultur.ie .

Closing date for receipt of application is 5 pm Thursday 25th November 2021. Interviews will take place the week of the 6th December 2021.

Cultúr is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Cultúr MNCD project is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development

 

 

Career Kickstart

Career Kickstart-employment support programme

Cultúr Migrants Centre in Navan have launched a new FREE Employment Support Programme called Career KiskStart, aimed to support 60 migrants in the International Protection System. The project covers the following areas: Meath, Louth, Monaghan and Cavan. We are still enrolling! To register please contact [email protected] or [email protected], 0469093120.

 

Africa Day 2021

Africa Day Event 2021

Join us virtually to celebrate the African continent its people and their rich cultures.

About this event

This year’s celebrations will happen virtually due to the massive impact of COVID-19 in Ireland and the rest of the world under the theme: SilencingTheGuns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development and Intensifying the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Please join us to celebrate Meath Africa Day Virtual Event on 25th May 2021 @ 4pm.
Please register online using the link below.

 

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Anti Racism Day Event, Friday 19th March @ 11am

Cultur Migrants would like to Invite you to attend the Anti-Racism Day Event Celebration. The diversity online event is an opportunity to celebrate and renew our commitment to strengthen diversity and equality in Co Meath and surrounding area. “World Against Racism” will feature a variety of activities and promote inclusion in line with the UN World Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the European Week Against Racism.

Please register online by Thursday 18th March using the link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcuihqDgrGt1fd1jVX0kk7sRUwFRFZIRX