Black & Minority Ethnics Project

Charmain Jones, Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Officer and Fergal O’Donnell, Learning and Skills Officer recently completed a three week training programme with members of the Black and Minority Ethnic groups from across Armagh, Newry and Mourne and Dundalk.

This training was in conjunction with the Challenge for Change PEACE III funded programme through the Southern Cluster.

The workshops focused on capacity building for new and emerging groups and dealt with a range of subjects such as Good Relations, Good Governance, Funding and Project Management and Project Development. Overall 12 people participated in the programme and ranged from communities such as Nigeria, Latvia, Lithuania, Travelling Community, and Portugal. These participants will now apply to the PEACE programme for a small good relations project to encourage integration in the community.