New Horizon has a few objectives:
To Welcome those who seek shelter with us
To Help them rebuild their lives
To Celebrate the riches the newcomers bring
We have just produced a leaflet showing in a bit more detail
what New Horizon does.
One important point to make is:
Our volunteer work is for the people on both DP sites.
We do NOT work for:
Department of Justice
Reception and Integration Agency (RIA)
Site management companies
Paper copies will be distributed in Athlone and Temple DP sites over the next few days.
Athlone Tennis club have offered us tennis lessons.
They need a set of numbers of kids in different age brackets who are interested in Tennis Lessons so they can make arrangements. It would be after school on a weekday probably Wednesday/Thursday.
If you are interested drop your names in to New Horizon volunteers in Dave’s Diner on Wednesday.
We have had a very interesting offer of art classes being run onsite or in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT).
Annie Morton is a mature student in Graphic Design in final year and she has kindly offered to run a Portfolio Course for residents over a 6 week period.
This is normally a course aimed at Leaving Cert students who would like to study Graphic Design/Art in college but will have to prepare a Portfolio of work for the CAO admission process.
This is a general arts course which would be of benefit to:
Anyone studying art in secondary school
People who would like to explore and develop their artistic skills.
It will be supported by Graphic Design lecturers from AIT.
To register interest please contact Alison Hough on (086) 05897777 or email ahough(at)ait.ie. Replace the (at) with @ of course!
Friday 1st December 15:00 to 17:00
Buses leave Temple and Lissywollen at 14:00
Sign up in reception before 17:00 on 27th November
WCD Training Month for Community and Voluntary Groups is taking place from November 6
th next. Events will be hosted in Athlone and Mullingar, with the training being funded By WCD through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme and Westmeath Volunteer Centre.
Topics being covered include Governance, Committee Skills, Garda Vetting and Funding.
Places can booked through Eventbrite, or if you don’t have access to Eventbrite you can contact Westmeath Community Development at 044 9348571 to book a place. The courses are free of charge, but places are limited so early booking is advised.
Bookings can be made by clicking on the blue links in the table below.
Computers delivered and installed. We are ready to roll!
Refugee online learning (ROLE) restarts on Thursday 20th September at 11:00 in Athlone Institute of Technology
Everyone welcome! We have a lot of planning to do.
ROLE 1 people (who started in January) – Identify MOOCS for the new academic year
ROLE 2 people (started May) – Check completion of baseline MOOCs and identify suitable short MOOCs
ROLE 3 people have just started. Get things going on baseline studies
Hope to see everyone there! Coffee and cakes and conversations provided free of charge!
Do you want to learn to cook, write computer code, fix your bicycle, play the guitar, or any of 1001 other subjects?
Sample online courses is the place to start!
Had a very interesting meeting about Refugee Online Education (ROLE) in the Temple Accommodation centre
Refugee Online Education
(ROLE) Programme Restarts for 2018-2019!
Monday 3rd September at 09:30 Education Room
Lissywollen Accommodation Unit