Finding Sanctuary in Cricket

WE HAVE RECENTLY STARTED A CRICKET TEAM AT THE KINSALE ROAD ACCOMMODATION CENTRE. JUST LIKE OUR WORLD MUSIC BAND, CITADEL, CRICKET IS OFFERING REFUGE TO MANY OF THE RESIDENTS OF DIRECT PROVISION CENTRES, AND WE WANT TO SPREAD THE NEWS.   It all started quite innocently with one of the young Pakistani boys asking me … Continue reading Finding Sanctuary in Cricket

2018 Review

We had a meeting yesterday, reviewing what we have done and achieved so far, and I must say, we are a little chuffed. Here are the details of our activities and achievements in 2018. Our Guitars for People in Direct Provision project. We started collecting guitars in June 2017, by the end of 2018 we … Continue reading 2018 Review

Killing Three Birds with One Stone. World Music Day at Bull McCabes.

By Roos Demol It had been on our mind for a long time. We wanted to do something special, something that at first glance looked simple and innocent, but carried a lot of importance. Norbert, at the same time, wanted to start collecting funds to keep up our work in partnership with the St Raphael … Continue reading Killing Three Birds with One Stone. World Music Day at Bull McCabes.

Bringing people together with music.

We celebrated world music and cultures of Cork, on the International Day of the African Child. The aim was to bring people together on this very important day of commemorating the horrible events in Soweto of 1976. We wanted to honour this day by bringing different communities and cultures together and to celebrate the beauty … Continue reading Bringing people together with music.

Refugees in Sub-Saharan countries and our plans to offer help.

Of the Sub Saharan hosting countries, Uganda (population of 41 million) has the most refugees (960,000). Rwanda, a small country in East Africa with a population of 11.9 million, hosted 172,000 refugees.  The top hosting countries are (according to numbers of refugees) Uganda, Ethiopia (791,600), DRC (459,650), Kenya (451,000) and Sudan (421,470)

Working together across borders

International Community Dynamics has not been sitting still. Over the last few months, we have continued with the music lessons, helped the start-up of the Cork Migrants Centre and supplied asylum seekers with clothes to stay warm in the cold Irish winter. But what we are most proud of is the successful Christmas project, in … Continue reading Working together across borders