Portadown’s Drumcree Community Trust, chaired by Michael Bingham SJ, has employed two part-time, bi-lingual support workers to work with the children of immigrant families in the area. The two, one Polish and the other Portuguese, are assisting primary school children with their homework and with integration into the Community Centre activities. The language assistants are currently on a 6 month pilot program, but extended funding is currently being sought.
This month’s Slí Eile debate is entitled How can I take care of the Earth? The guest speaker is Catherine Devitt, a social scientist who was part of the Dominican Ecology Centre in Wicklow, and represented Ireland at the UNESCO/IYHF Peace Festival in Seoul, S. Korea. The debate will be held in Slí Eile, 20 Upper Gardiner Street 22 April, 7.30 – 9.30pm.