NYCI has announced a new ‘Making Links’ project, with thanks to funding from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
Making Links is for anyone in Ireland who is running a minority ethnic youth group already or who has advanced plans to run a minority ethnic youth group. It is open to faith based, community based and issue based youth groups.
We plan to run regionally based seminars to share practice and to determine training needs. Training will be developed and provided based on group leader’s needs. It can range from understanding youth work and how to work with groups, to registering your youth group and meeting Governance and Financial procedures.
Specifically we want to support youth leaders to identify training needs and also to have an opportunity to network with people working in a similar way across the country. This project follows on from Make Minority a Priority which we launched in 2017 and which recommends new ways for youth organisations to work with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.