Aoife Coen

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: 150%;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; color: #333333; background: white;”>Upon research I have found a group in Donegal called </span><span style=”font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; color: black; background: white;”><span style=”font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;”>The Donegal Intercultural Platform which is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) made up of individual members & affiliated organisations who are committed to building inclusion and equality in Donegal, in promoting Human Rights and challenging discrimination and racism.</span> They work with another group called Think Equality Donegal which promote the inclusion of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, including Traveller and Roma, in all aspects of the county’s economic and social life by building a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding.</span></p>
I must admit that having gone through this module I feel guilty that I have not done more to help refugees and migrants settle into the community. After reading the INAR Solidarity with Refugees module it reminded me of when my own mother hosted a dinner for the Kurds way back in the 90’s I think. My sister has been a host to a mother and son for 18 months yet there is definitely a lot more we can do. In school we have been supplying the children with uniforms, books, old clothes, toys etc but having gone through that module, that is just the first step, it is essential as time moves on that we actively include refugees and migrants in our society and community and allowing them to feel accepted.

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