A new schools project which will encourage cross-community contact between young people in the South East region was launched today by Dr Denis Rooney CBE, Chairman of the International Fund for
Learning to Live Together, is a three-year project facilitated by the South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB) and funded by the International Fund for
Through a combination of classroom sessions and workshops culminating in a residential course, young people under the guidance of dedicated youth workers, will explore their understanding of prejudice, discrimination, and sectarianism and increase their awareness of different cultures.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Denis Rooney CBE, Chairman of the International Fund for
“We are committed to supporting and facilitating projects that provide opportunities for young people from different community backgrounds to come together to discuss and compare differences and to celebrate diversity. Participants of Learning to Live Together will enjoy a wealth of experiences and I hope they all embrace and enjoy the opportunities this project offers them.”
Stanton Sloan, Chief Executive of SEELB said: “This is a very exciting project which is being funded by the International Fund for
Conor McLarnon, aged 12, from St Colms High School, Twinbrook, said: “I have really enjoyed the Project so far and would rate it 11 out of 10. I think it’s a great opportunity for us to meet other people from different backgrounds and from different communities.”
Chelsea Leigh Swift, aged 12, from
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