Together-Razem
24/11/2016 - 19:26

Celebrating 10 years - some key facts

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A Brief Overview of Together-Razem 2006 -2016
Our Mission is to provide services that support and promote the integration and well-being of the Polish and East-Central European Community in Cork and beyond
 
Some Important Data…
123,000 Polish nationals in Ireland
32,000 Polish nationals in Cork City and County (25% of total Polish population)
The Polish community is the largest non-national community in Ireland 
The population size has stabilised, and may grow due to Brexit concerns 
 
About Together-Razem
Registered charity based in Cork, established in 2006.
Mainly run by Polish volunteers, 
Offers 4 core services:
Mental Wellbeing Support – mainly through “one to one” clinics in Cork
Advice – assistance to access services. “One to one” support for Cork area and National on-line service. Information seminars.
Improving English language proficiency – English language courses 
Fostering Integration – organising Integration events and facilitating social interaction
 
For 10 years Together-Razem has provided support to 8584 Polish and East-Central nationals since 2006, often multiple interventions.  
The charity has received multiple awards for its contribution to society.
 
 
 
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PolskaEire Festival launch in Cork
The 2017 PolskaEire Festival in Cork has been successfully launched at Heron House, at the Blackpool Shopping Center & Retail Park. Lord Mayor Cllr. Des Cahill was on the site to officially launch the festival. Other speakers were: David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration, and Piotr Rakowski - First Advisor, Head of Political and Economic Section; Political and European integration, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. Great musical performance by Natalia Bakula (violin). At the opening we saw a specially prepared photo exhibition by Krzysztof Rosa - "Love doesn’t ask for a passport". Seamus Kirkpatrick from UCC delivered speech about love in Art.
The Craic was dobry again in Cork! Big thank you to Blackpool Shopping Centre & Retail Park for hosting the event!
 
Photos by Guy Heynen & Jana Šlebodová

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01/06/2017 - 20:12
New office opening

Together-Razem Centre has moved to a new location and on the 18th May 2017 we have officially opened our new office at Kilnap Business Park with Ambassador of Poland HE Ryszard Sarkowicz, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and other members of Polish & Irish community. It was a very special today with warms wishes and on behalf od the Board of Directors we would like to say big thank you to all our friends and supporter for being with us that day.

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The exhibition ‘‘Love doesn’t ask for a passport’’

Another great event as a part of PolskaEire Festival in Cork. Opening of the exhibition ‘‘Love doesn’t ask for a passport’’! As part of the 2017 PolskaÉire Festival Krzysztof Rosa has created ten large scale photographic works depicting couples who met each other and found love after moving to Ireland.Thank you to the couples for being a part of the exhibition! Big thank you Triskel Arts Centre for hosting the event! The exhibition is open from Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June. All welcome

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