As an organisation we have secure funding from Belfast Council good relations department and have design an educational awareness programme for Primary/ grammar/ secondary schools.
The session will include full participation of students.
This project/session will contribute to tackling sectarianism and/or racism and promote better relationships between people from different political, religious and ethnic backgrounds in the following ways:
This project involves the delivery of a series of workshops within local schools to raise awareness surrounding issues in developing countries, immigration and issues related to the integration of ethnic minority groups into new communities. The workshops are purposely being delivered to schools located within areas which are known for the diversity of the community and the wide range of religious denominations and races which are habitant.
The sessions will help to raise awareness and encourage primary grammar/ secondary school aged children to engage with others from all communities and backgrounds. This will be particularly important for children from ethnic minority backgrounds who may not have English as their first language, and where educational experience pay a key role into their engagement within the community and reductions in poverty.
The workshops will help those children involved to recognise and welcome differences, where each individual expresses different talents and perspectives while sharing the same human rights, equalities and needs.
We are hopeful that the sessions will teach children about cultural diversity and non-discriminatory behaviour based on the knowledge they gain and the behaviours they inherit
The sessions will be used for fun, education and raising awareness of the third world, FIDA Northern Ireland.
Holy Trinity Primary School winner of the Patsy Owens / Eamon Gilmore Memorial Trophy