The Ombudsman for children will be doing a workshop in Athlone on next Tuesday. See details below.
I’ll be doing a children’s rights workshop in Athlone Accomodation Centre for the children and young people in Direct Provision next Tuesday, the 24th of October from 4-8pm in the Education Room. This is part of our education programme and I’ll be visiting different Direct Provision centres all over Ireland. I’ve sent posters to the centre in Athlone and permission slips for parents, so hopefully children and young people will be interested in coming to learn about their rights. I wanted to let you all know that it was happening so you could spread the word if you are in contact at all with any children.
In terms of details, the workshops are for children only, but I will stay around after the workshops to speak to any parents if necessary. I’ll be bringing an OCO pack (stickers/keyrings/info) for each child and the workshop will hopefully be fun, interactive and informative. There is a sign up sheet and the permission slips need to be given back to centre management by the 23rd of October. I will be speaking to:
4.00-4.45: 5-8 yr olds
6.00-6.45: 8-12 yr olds
7.00-8.00: 12-17 yr olds
If you have any questions about the workshops, please email me or ring me here in the office on 01-8656800. If you want me to bring any extra complaints forms or resources, I will bring them along next Tuesday. If you get a chance it would be great if you could spread the word/encourage children and young people to come next Tuesday (24th Oct).
Participation and Education Unit
Ombudsman for Children’s Office
52-56 Great Strand Street