Leitrim’s effort to become an intercultural county that celebrates diversity receives a boost this summer with the revival of The Intercultural Forum and Intercultural Women’s Group, two community groups supported by the Intercultural Support Programme.
These groups were established in 2010 in response to the increased ethnic diversity in the County, the Groups act as a representative voice for the many diverse communities now living in County Leitrim and provide training, information, advocacy, support and social activities to its members. Today, it has more than 20 members from all parts of the world countywide.
After a break in activity we have now secured funding under the PEACE III Programme and are planning a full programme of events in 2012/2013. We warmly welcome new members from all ethnic and cultural groups around the county and expect more members and groups to come on board. The Programme has established outreach services in two central hubs North and South of the county in The Beepark Community Centre Manorhamilton and The Market Yard Carrick on Shannon where monthly meetings, mentoring, social activities, training and community events will take place.
Look out for our series of information sessions across Co Leitrim at the end of August starting on 21st August 7.30pm The Family Life Centre Mohill, 23rd August 7.30pm Community Room The Market Yard, Carrick on Shannon, 23rd August 2pm The Beepark Community Centre Manorhamilton, 28th August 8pm The Beepark Community Centre Manorhamilton, 29th August 7.30pm The Cultural Quarter Shop Ballinamore and 30th August 11am, Community Room The Market Yard, Carrick on Shannon.
The Intercultural Support Programme has been supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programmed managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership. If you are interested in being part of the Intercultural Forum or Women’s Group or know of someone who would benefit from getting involved please contact Toni on 0857435873 or email info@LeitrimIF.ie. Further information can be found at www.LeitrimIF.ie or on our Facebook page leitrimintercultural.