Monday, 2 February 2015

The Lantern Community Project

A new community project aimed at developing skills and promoting education and social inclusion in Cork city.
The Lantern Community Project 

has been established by the Presentation Sisters to support individuals and groups in developing skills and promoting education and inclusion in the city.

"It draws its inspiration from Nano Nagle who was known as the Lady of the Lantern, as she went about visiting families and setting up schools in this area of Cork. The Lantern also represents hope and direction for people in their lives," said Norma Roche, project co-ordinator.

The Project has been evolving over the last number of years and it began as ‘The We Made This’ initiative based in South Presentation convent. Some of the free services provided include Community Education Courses in Personal Development, Effective Communication, Health, Well-being and Empowerment for Older People.

"The Lantern is a very special project, where I felt listened to, understood and accepted. I’ve been on a few courses and attended a couple of events on in the space and it's great fun, the staff are lovely and there’s always something new happening there," said Mary a participant in the project.

Over the last seven years many events, initiatives and courses have happened within the space when it was based in South Presentation Convent. The Lantern Project is also home to The Cork Migrants Workers Centre, the Greenmount Youth Café and Foroige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme.

The Lantern Drop In  Project starts on February 16th on Monday afternoons 2-5pm and on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm.

Free Internet Access (5 Pc's) Pool - Darts - Tea Coffee Sandwiches_ Champions League and other Soccer on TV. Meet new people have a chat get involved have the craic.
Information - advice - Solidarity
For more Contact Conor  Mens Outreach worker on 0860200848.
Over 18's Friendly atmosphere 

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