Carlow County Development Partnership’s SICAP Programme Education Officer Dylan Thomas recently took part in a meeting on the educational challenges facing members of the Latvian community. The Latvian Ambassador, Gintz Apals and an international delegation from Latvia took part in the round table event which was held in Carlow College.  The event was a great success with considerable exchange of information and learning. Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor and Mayor Fintan Phelan also participated. The group were warmly welcomed by Fr. Conn O Maoldhomhnaigh, President of Carlow College who also presented the Ambassador with a plaque of the Carlow Dolmen.

The challenges associated with moving to a new country can create stress for families and difficulties with the new language can mean that parents struggle to support their children as they progress through school. Carlow County Development Partnership are deeply committed to supporting the full development of individuals and communities in our region and this includes memebers of new communities who have moved into the county in recent years.