Thursday, May 09, 2013

Doherty urges community workers to check out new Meath Partnership course


Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) urged volunteer and community workers based in Meath to check out a new course being run by Meath Partnership and the National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth. The certificate programme is entitled ‘Community Work in a Changing Meath’.

“This new course will provide participants with a qualification specifically focussed on Meath and will allow them to develop a project or strategy involving members of the community. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be armed with a level seven certificate. And, crucially, they will be equipped with a specific insight on the needs of the local community here in Meath.

“The course, which will run on a part-time basis for a year from this July, is targeted at those who are already involved in community or voluntary work in Meath. The qualification will be Meath specific, and the course is bespoke in nature, specifically designed with the needs of the local community in mind.

“The content of the course will include a particular focus on social justice, equality and the challenges facing disadvantaged groups. This course is just the sort of educational programme we need to enhance the already excellent community work that takes place in Meath.

“The first two classes will take place in NUI Maynooth, and all remaining sessions will be delivered in the Dr. Curran Centre of Learning at Meath Partnership offices in Kells. Anyone who is interested in applying can contact training@meathpartnership.ie.”

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