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This section is to keep everyone informed as to training and funding opportunities that may be relevant to our various member groups.

Frist Responders Complete Their Training

Community First Responders new volunteers

Congratulations to Mr. John Fields and Mrs Patricia Creighton who completed their First Responders Training and will be responding to NI ambulance service calls in the coming weeks. Our new First Time Responders received their training though a four-week course and confidently passed. Their going active with the CFR programme comes shortly after the actions of the Community First Responders are being credited with assisting in the saving two lives in the city. Two men were successfully resuscitated and maintained by CRF volunteers, not the local volunteers but others who responded to the emergencies. Indeed, in one of the emergencies the CFR volunteer accompanied the patient in the ambulance assisting in the speedy delivery of the patient to Craigavon Area Hospital. These incidents happen at Callanbridge and on the Moy Road.

Community First Responders John Fields and Patricia CreightonThe West Armagh Consortium and REACT came together in the promotion of this life saving project. And we would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to John Fields and Patricia Creighton. We hope that they will be the first of many community volunteers to take up the challenge of the first responding. The four-week training course has been described by the two CRF volunteers as very comprehensive and rewarding. They added that the training programme will also afford them further opportunities to advance their emergency medical responding skills.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again promote this fantastic project and encourage more people to uptake and avail of the training. ‘Such a programme can sometimes be under appreciated insofar that not all emergencies become newsworthy for the very fact that assistance had been readily available and had averted what could perhaps have been a more serious incident. As a result of our initial promotion we identified several people willing to put their names forward we hope that these volunteers will be able to follow through and in turn encourage even more like-minded people.

There are a number of avenues that potential volunteers can  go down to register with the Community First Responders. They can contact either WAC or REACT and we will forward their details on or go directly  to the CFR website https://www.cfrat.org.uk/volunteer  and link into their "Volunteer Registration Form"

 
 

Opportunities For Local Youths

 

YouthAction NI are currently recruiting 14 young people from across Armagh/Newry aged 15-17yrs for the autumn NI NCS Project https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/what-is-ncs

The young people will begin with an adventure residential at Greenhill YMCA, Donard Park, Newcastle, Co. Down BT33 0GR from 26th October to 29th October; plan & deliver a locally based project in November & finish up with a graduation party in Belfast on 11th December!

 For more information & to get signed up for the Armagh/Newry group contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring (028) 3751 1624

 Michael McKenna

Team Leader – Work with Young Men

YouthAction NI

Armagh Regional Office

St. Patrick’s Trian

38a English Street

Armagh

BT61 7BA

Tel:         (028) 3751 1624

Fax:        (028) 3752 2460

www.youthaction.org

Work@sea Training Through Southern Regional College

Anyone interested in an ocean going career might be able to avail of training being offered through the local Southern Regional College  

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Work@Sea Training

(STCW 95) Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping.

Do you live in Neighbourhood Renewal Area? If yes, SRC are providing basic training for individuals looking to work on ferries, commercial vessels and superyachts. The training covers:

•        Essential Skills Training

•        STCW Personal Survival Techniques

•        STCW Fire Fighting

•        STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

•        STCW Elementary First Aid

To find out more or to register Contact: 

Jim Cunningham

T: 028 3839 7868  

M: 077 1198 1732

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Possible funding avenue for sports clubs.

 

This many be of interest to sports clubs  in the town offering them a possible funding avenue.

Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

The Cash 4 Clubs scheme has given out sports grants to many deserving recipients and is committed to funding even more sports clubs in the future. With awards of £500, £750, £1000 and £10,000 available.

Cash4Clubs has given over £300,000 to community sports clubs since 2008. 

Follow the link below.

 

 

https://cash-4-clubs.com

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL TO VISIT ARMAGH IN JULY

2018 Armagh Peace Building Summer School July 8th - 17th 

 

The second International Summer School began its visit to  Armagh on 8th July. 12 students from Boston were joined by some local students who availed of a council bursary to participate in the Conflict Resolution Programme. As part of the course the students will be examining

  • Tough Issues in the conflict how they have been resolved or not resolved
    Parades from Loyal Order , marching band and residents perspectives, accommodations and current position in Armagh
    Impact of the conflict Armagh City and south Armagh with guided tours
    Visit to Derry's Museum of free Derry, Parades and how they have been managed in the City
    Life in Northern Ireland from the perspectives of: LBGT , Asylum Seekers, Ethnic communities
    Tour of Peace Walls in Belfast


Participation by people from Ireland and those from Abroad through UMASS Boston giving opportunity for learning and interaction  of local and international perspective.
 
Students  from UMASS undertook an  accredited learning as part of  UMASS teaching. while Irish students undertook  accredited learning through Open College Network course on Peace Building specifically designed for the school
 
 
The Summer School is being led by Diversity Challenges http://www.diversity-challenges.com
and University of Massachusetts Boston  Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance https://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/crhsgg/grad/conflict_resolution
and a partnership of:
REACT http://www.reactni.org
West Armagh Consortium http://www.westarmaghconsortium.org
Rural Community Network http://www.ruralcommunitynetwork.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick & Mix Personal Development Workshops

Pick & Mix Personal  Development Workshops

Community Development - Making a difference to the lives of people. This is a free programme and anyone interested should check out dates and venues below:
 
Armagh City Hotel,
Thursday 17th May 2018
6.00pm - 9.00pm
 
Seagoe Hotel,
Portadown
Friday 18th May 2018
10.00am - 1.00pm
 
Belmont Hotel,
Banbridge, Saturday 19th May 2018
2.00pm - 5.00pm
 
Limited Numbers – Booking is Essential
 
The workshops are open to all, including those who are looking to find work or earn income, young people (16-25),self-employed, women returners, plus those who are part-time or retired.
Quotes from previous workshop participants:
“The best workshop ever”
“Great thinking outside the box, really enjoyable!”
“Inspiring and motivating”
“Excellent, just what I needed to move forward with my life”
• Build Your Career
• Improve Wellbeing
• Find Work
• Increase Your Confidence
• Meet and Work with People from different backgrounds
• Support Your Family
• Fulfil Your Potential
BOOK ONLINE
at Eventbrite.co.uk(Search for ‘Pick and Mix’)
Text 07763 985028 with your Name, Address & Venue.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 028 4175 4777
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a
personal development workshop delivered
by Des McCabe author of Work it Out!

This initiative is supported through The Executive Office District Council Good Relations Programme

THIRD IN SERIES OF DEFRIBILLATOR TRAINING

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SOME OF THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE DEFRIBILLATOR TRAINING

Fourteen people availed of the recent defibrillator training that took place at Sherry’s Field Sports complex on Saturday 1st April. The training was the third in a series of defibrillator training that followed the provision of defibrillators in community houses. The West Armagh Consortium in conjunction with the Southern Regional College delivered two classes, one in the morning and the second in afternoon. The classes were delivered by Andrea Hamilton who is a trained nurse. Funding for the programme was drawn down via the Growing Communities Programme, a programme delivered by ACBC as part of its Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership Board commitment.

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Southern Regional College Courses 2015/16

images/2015/SRCimg_100915.jpgThe Southern Regional College are currently taking enrolments for their 2015/16 classes and courses. There are a wide and varied range of courses available, some of which carry recognised accredited qualifications. The poster does not cover all available courses. Details of everything on offer can be got on the SRC website or via the contact details listed.

It is a useful way to increase your employment prospects or simply take up a course for personal satisfaction. Whatever your reason enrolment couldn’t be easier. To aid enrolment a recruitment session was held in Mullacreevie Community House. Other sessions can be organised for other community houses if it is felt that there is a need for them. Alternatively, simply contact the Southern Regional College

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Work@sea Training through Southern Regional College

images/2018/Oceans-poster.jpg

 

Work@Sea Training

(STCW 95) Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping.

Do you live in Neighbourhood Renewal Area? If yes, SRC are providing basic training for individuals looking to work on ferries, commercial vessels and superyachts. The training covers:

•        Essential Skills Training

•        STCW Personal Survival Techniques

•        STCW Fire Fighting

•        STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

•        STCW Elementary First Aid

To find out more or to register Contact: 

Jim Cunningham

T: 028 3839 7868  

M: 077 1198 1732

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.