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.

World Music Family Fun Day in Cork’s Fitzgerald Park to celebrate the International Day of the African Child

by Norbert Nkengurutse Since 1991, the world celebrates the international day dedicated to the African child on the 16th of June. The 16th of June 1976 was a dark day for the black South African school children. Hundreds were killed and another thousand were injured in Soweto by the apartheid regime of South Africa. The … Continue reading World Music Family Fun Day in Cork’s Fitzgerald Park to celebrate the International Day of the African Child

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

Christmas Celebration with the Street Children in Bujumbura, Burundi.

As part of our objectives to support victims of war and natural disasters and to promote children's rights, we have cooperated with the Scouts and Guides of St Raphaël in Bujumbura, Burundi, to organise a Christmas party for children of Bujumbura's streets, victims of wars in Burundi.   A total of 69 children were collected … Continue reading Christmas Celebration with the Street Children in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Serious violations of Human rights in Africa.

Bonfils Niyongere, Burundian journalist Yesterday it was Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Today Burundi and Somalia top the international news reports and we have become used to the news of serious violations of human rights happening every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, since the start of the fratricidal wars of 1995 and … Continue reading Serious violations of Human rights in Africa.