Eimear Boyce

I live in quite a rural town and while there is no set organisation specifically in our town, the community has really come together in welcoming and supporting the influx of migrants in our town. From food/clothing  donations to being included in local clubs and committees the children and families have integrated well and been welcomed into our community. I think involving these families socially is so important, be it in the local GAA club, library or tidy towns. Many social events have been organised locally and should continue to be organised in schools and in towns. From research I can see that St. Vincent de Paul and Together- Razem are two organisations who are doing a lot of work in the wider Cork area.

In different schools over the last 3 years I have used a book called ‘The Day War Came’ by Nicola Davies and I couldn’t recommend it enough. It is a picture book that I have used in the junior and senior end of schools and it is well received at all levels. It gives children a child’s perspective of fleeing war and I really felt it gave children an insight into the life of a child who had to relocate due to war.

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