A New Project, A New Beginning

International Ciommunity Dynamics is now a Company Limited by Guarantee. And it is time we look over what we have done so far and our plans for the future. A big part of this, is the up and running social enterprise, Recruit Refugees Ireland, which has become our trading name. We met in 2017 andContinue reading “A New Project, A New Beginning”

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 meContinue 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 weContinue 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 RaphaelContinue 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 beautyContinue 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. TheContinue reading “World Music Family Fun Day in Cork’s Fitzgerald Park to celebrate the International Day of the African Child”

Cork en Irlande va célèbrer la journée de l’enfant Africain avec un jour de musiques du monde pour les familles.

Par Norbert Nkengurutse Depuis 1991, le 16 juin de chaque année le monde comémore la journée Internationale dédiée à l’enfant Africain en souvenir du massacre de centaines d’enfants. La date du 16 juin 1976 a été une date noire pour les Enfants noirs sud Africains. Date à laquelle des centaines d’élèves ont été tués parContinue reading “Cork en Irlande va célèbrer la journée de l’enfant Africain avec un jour de musiques du monde pour les familles.”

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, inContinue 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 collectedContinue reading “Christmas Celebration with the Street Children in Bujumbura, Burundi.”