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PRESENTED BY James Mc Ardle Des Greene Emma Cafferkey. Mayo Intercultural Action. “Promoting The Positive Effects Of Interculturalism In Irish Society”. Mayo Intercultural Action. NGO (non governmental organisation) 2004 Therese Ruane Ailish Irvine

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PRESENTED BY

James Mc Ardle

Des Greene

Emma Cafferkey

mayo intercultural action
Mayo Intercultural Action
  • NGO (non governmental organisation)
  • 2004
  • Therese Ruane
  • Ailish Irvine
  • Jackie Costello And Bridget Breen
  • Rosemary Ozotu Abu
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Mayo Intercultural Action
  • Provide support and advocacy
  • Give advice to asylum seekers
  • Training
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Rights and Entitlements
mayo intercultural action3
Mayo Intercultural Action

“I dreamed of getting my papers and being

allowed to stay in Ireland but I

had no idea life would be so hard once I had

my Stamp 4 card.”

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Mayo Intercultural Action

Hill House, Mountain View , Castlebar

(MIA)

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Mayo Intercultural Action

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Mayo Intercultural Action

Population of mayo 2011

130,552 net population

EST. 10% migrants

EST. 13,000 migrants

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Mayo Intercultural Action

“I dreamed of getting my papers and being

allowed to stay in Ireland but I

had no idea life would be so hard once I had

my Stamp 4 card.”

learning outcome
Learning outcome
  • Where do they come from
  • Who are the Karen
  • When did they arrive in Mayo
  • What do they do here
where is the union of myanmar
Where is the Union of Myanmar
  • British Colony
  • Independent 1948
  • Military One Party state
  • Population 60m
  • UN Sanctions
  • Rice, Teak, Opium
who are the karen
Who are the Karen
  • Hill tribe/ South Burma
  • Giraffe People
  • 10% of the Population
  • Camps Thailand
  • Own Language
  • Buddhist/ Christian
when did they come
When did they come
  • Sept 2007 10 families
  • UNHCR
  • Refugee Centres 2.5 weeks
  • Ballina / Castlebar
  • Met them in Jan 2008
pay shaw tee sab wey se
Pay Shaw tee/ Sab Wey Se
  • Sept 2007 – Family
  • 16 years refugee
  • Govt Picked them
  • Leaving cert
  • Grandmother
  • Citizenship
what do they do here
What do they do here
  • Set up their own businesses
  • Leadership Programmes
  • Education
  • Gardening
  • Citizenship
  • Integration
the karen a summary
The Karen – A Summary
  • Burma - Myanamar
  • One Party State
  • Fled to Thailand
  • Ireland 2009
  • 103 living in Mayo
  • Integrated
  • Cold Weather !!
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GROW

Growing Real Opportunities for Women

what is it about
What is it about?
  • Business start up program
  • Commenced 2010
  • 2 year programme ,September to May
  • 12 participants in first year
  • Now into their second year
  • Certificate from leader
program modules
PROGRAM MODULES
  • Funding
  • Social welfare
  • Marketing
  • Payroll
  • Basic book keeping
  • Conversational English skills
  • Marketing
  • Business structure
  • Employment law
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MENTORING

6hrs of Mentoring

Free of charge

Aspects of business related issues

E.g. social welfare entitlements

E.g. Where to get funding/grants

Employment issues

what is erf
What IS ERF?
  • Refugee personal development program
  • Two year program
  • NUI Maynooth
  • Classes monthly
  • Certificate in Community Work
  • Objective
    • Encouraging migrant workers to represent themselves
what happens
What happens?
  • Promotes intercultural involvement
  • leadership within their community
  • Works in partnership with GROW PROGRAM
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Mayo Intercultural Action
  • 2006
  • Meitheal Mayo
  • Pobal
  • Promotes and facilitates Integration
  • Voice For The Voiceless
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Promotes and facilitates integration

  • co-ordinates & implements employment and capacity training programmes
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Allows access to education, training and employment

  • provides support for English language difficulties
  • access to courses and training
  • Information on exploitation in the workplace
example of business
Example of Business
  • The Mood Gallery
  • Sells Irish handmade items
    • E.g. jewellery, pottery, felt craft, glass craft etc
    • Classes in jewellery design
mood galery bridge street main street castlebar
MOOD GALERY

Bridge Street/Main Street,

Castlebar,

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Mayo Intercultural Action

NOLLAIG SHONA DUIT!

  • HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  • EKELE NCHETE OMUMU
  • ONYE NZOPUTA!
  • WESOTYCH SWIT BOEGO
  • NARODZENIA!
  • JOYEUX NOEL!
  • ARÓ-OFUDIMMA!
  • FELIZ NAVIDAD!
why mia
Why MIA

Why MIA?