10 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Children’s Book, Phone App and Board Game developed to promote inclusiveness

Michael Fisher

A group of transition year students from Largy College in Clones has been praised for their work in developing a children’s book, a board game and a phone app to promote inclusivity in the community and awareness of the problems of refugees and asylum seekers. Two residents of St Patrick’s Direct Provision Centre in Monaghan shared their experiences at the launch of the “We Are All Human” project.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said the Young Social Innovators group had shown leadership beyond their young years and it was something they and their teachers were to be commended for. “You have clearly put a massive amount of work into this project,” she told them. Hannah Mealiff acted as MC and welcomed everyone to the County Museum. She said the 2019 Young Social Innovators of Largy College were very grateful to everyone for coming to celebrate the launch of their children’s book, board game and also an information app they had developed.

All of these have one central aim, she said, which was to promote inclusivity and awareness around the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. “Tonight you will hear about our project; you will listen to the voices of people who have lived that experience of fleeing; you will meet our friend Lilav, who is truly the inspiration for so much of our work. I am delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, Caroline Reid from the Irish Refugee Council and also Lusungu Mataliyana and Lincoln Falana, who currently reside in St Patrick’s Direct Provision Centre here in Monaghan. We are…..

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