Carlow Integration Forum

A Changing Carlow: Richness in Diversity

Carlow Integration Forum

Here is a link to a moving Irish Times Article in the “New to the Parish” series about Mohammed Rafique, part of the Rohingya community that was resettled in Carlow in 2009. He is an active member of the Carlow Integration Forum which is supported by Carlow County Development Partnership.

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/new-to-the-parish/i-m-really-excited-to-see-my-girls-growing-up-in-ireland-1.2964296


Carlow IT

Supporting Carlow IT’s Career Development Seminar

SICAP and Carlow IT’s Career Development Seminar

Carlow ITThe Carlow County Development Partnership SICAP Team took part in Carlow IT’s Career Development Seminar, which was held for students of Social Care, Youth and Community Work and Early Childhood Education & Care. The SICAP team made presentations and spoke with numerous class groups throughout the day and a lot of interest was shown in the work of CCDP. It was great to see such enthusiasm and well informed opinions on issues of community development, social inclusion and social justice as well as education and training opportunities


Garda

Meeting between Garda Superintendent and Members of New Communities

Community Meet and Greet

A very positive meeting was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel between Garda Superintendent Dominic Hayes, Sergeant Louise O Neill, other members of  An Garda Síochána and members of new communities resident in Carlow. The Chair and Vice chair of the Integration Forum, Sandra Kazlauskaite and Daiga Ezermale represented the Integration Forum, which is supported by Carlow County Development SICAP Programme.  Tutors and participants from the Failte Isteach Programme also attended as did representatives from Carlow IT as well as many people from different ethnic communities in Carlow. It was also great to see Gardai in training from the Garda Training College in Templemore, who testified to the increasing diversity within the force and on the training syllabus for new recruits. The event was designed as a meet and greet but also to lay the foundation for increased contact between the different community groups and the Gardai as well as promoting the richness of greater integration of all the different communities in the county.

Garda