Shankill in joint initiative

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SHANKILL Parish Caring Association in partnership with the Springwell Centre are delighted to have secured funding from the International Fund for Ireland.

The funding is through the Northern Ireland Rural Development Council, to employ a part-time Community Development Officer for the ‘Understanding Our Neighbours’ project.

Participants from both communities are invited to attend a series of workshops at venues within both communities, to explore and learn about our shared history and to understand and appreciate each other’s culture and identity. A series of historical site visits will also be included in the programme.

Following the success of a pilot programme which held earlier this year, the project will continue to promote community cohesion between the two communities – unionist and nationalist in Lurgan.

If you would like more information on the project or to participate, please contact Carmel on 3832 5673.