Together-Razem

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29/03/2013 - 18:36

We are a dynamic charitable organisation run by professionals.

We provide support for Polish and Eastern European migrants living in Cork County.

We advise, support and promote integration.

 

We put emphasis on four core aspects of our practice:
 
Mental wellbeing
U-Clinic addiction counselling, General Counselling, Family Mediation, Tea & Coffee Seniors Group, Family Mediation, Drama Group, Workshops for Women, 
Education: We educate adults on their rights and improve their language skills. Moreover we support children to adapt to the new culture and environment: Social Advice Services, English Courses for adults, Razem Academy –school for Polish children, Mother and Todler Playgroup, Polish language course, active citizenship programmes Flying Seniors, information seminars
Advice and Advocacy we take action to help people secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need – Legal Clinics, Social Advice & Information Clinic, Advice online- Poradniaonline.org 
Integration: we organise many  integration events throughout the year for the Polish & Irish families in such as: St Patrick’s Parade, PolskeEire Festival, Meet your neighbour, National Spring Clean, Cork Women’s Mini Marathon, Family picnics
 

We offer:

- Advice Centre
- Certified translations
- English classes on all levels for adults 
 -Legal Assistance Clinics with Irish solicitors
- U-Clinic - Addiction Counselling Project
- Integration group for older members of Polish community "Tea or Coffee"
- Playgroups for children
- General Counseling
- Polish classes for adults
- Drama group Bric-a-Brac
- Online support - PoradniaOnline.org
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19/04/2017 - 21:18
When talking about Polish emigration into Ireland in search of a new, better life, we usually focus on the economic aspect of it, but for many a new life in Ireland involves falling in love.For many it is the main reason to stay. Does love ask for a passport?
We all know disadvantages of emigration: separation from family home, often a life partner, which can be a reason for loneliness, unhappiness, divorce etc. However, this is only one side of the coin. The other one is hopes for a more balanced life, new friendships, dreams of a girl with misty eyes, long curly hair, sunny disposition…
What attracts us in our diversity?
What makes Polish-Irish couples decide to be together? What are the cultural differences and how do they affect mutual chemistry?
We are going to take a look at this phenomenon with the help of the camera’s eye.
We are currently looking for Irish-Polish couples to participate in this exciting project.
Whether you fell head over heels in love yourself or you know someone who’s in a mixed-nationality (Polish-Irish) relationship, do let us know. Spread the word: like and share this post and tag your friends who might be interested.
Contact and more information: k.rosa@together-razem.org.
 
Authors : Krzysztof Rosa and Karolina Zygmunt
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04/04/2017 - 11:41

Our "Tea or Coffee" Active Seniors Group invites you on Saturday, the 8th of April, 5-7 pm, on an adventure  – a journey through Polish history, heritage & cuisine. Learn how to make a traditional Easter palm & egg & how Easter is celebrated in Poland. Taste traditional Polish cakes & dishes. No need to book, all welcome

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02/04/2017 - 10:11

A great night was had on Friday 31st March at the Market Tavern with Together-Razem members and friends competing at a Table Quiz. All the multinational teams challenged their brains trying to answer tricky questions such as: “In which American state is a single woman not allowed to skydive on a Sunday?” Or “In which Irish county is it forbidden to wear a Kilkenny jersey?” Two teams with most correct answers were awarded joint first prize and some sweet treats. The quiz was followed by an exciting raffle with spot prizes, and live traditional Irish music. Our next Table Quiz will be held on Friday 2nd June as part of Polska-Eire Festival. All very welcome to attend!

Photos: Krzysztof Rosa 



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08/02/2017 - 13:27
Looking to improve your English or start to learn from the scratch?    Do it with us,  enroll now with this form.   It's quick and easy!
Form here: Good luck !
Need more info ? Ring us or email us:  0214967743  info@together-razem.org
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24/11/2016 - 19:26
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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24/11/2016 - 13:06
On 13 November 2016 one of our Directors Bozena Cierlik received prestigious award Wybitny Polak w Irlandii - Outstanding Polish Person in Ireland, category Education, presented by the Polish Ambassador in Ireland Prof R. Sarkowicz,  Minister of State in the Office of the Polish President Mr A. Kwiatkowski  and President of the Foundation for the Polish Promotion Emblem Teraz Polska Mr K. Przybyl
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23/10/2016 - 17:43
Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Fergal Dennehy attended Council Chambers on the 20th October to launch a multilingual translation of the latest edition of the ‘Directory of Services for Alcohol & Drug Misuse in Cork & Kerry’. The directory which is produced and regularly updated by the Community Outreach Drug & Alcohol Awareness Project at Cork City Partnership is now being made available in seven languages including Polish, French, Russian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Chinese and Arabic. This development, funded by the HSE South, is a timely reflection of the rich diversity in modern Irish society. “Cork City Partnership welcomes the provision of HSE South funding to enable us to make this directory available in such a wide range of languages. It is important that our newer minority community members are supported to easily access information on drug and alcohol services.” said Brenda Cahill, CEO of Cork City Partnership.
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22/08/2016 - 16:39
 BRIC-a-BRAC & Together-Razem Centre present “Returns”
Different: times, places, stories… One theme: comeback.
A picture of return in some Polish literary and musical works seen through the eyes of  a few theatre aficionados who have their hearts set on sharing their national and cultural inspirations. 
Starring: Margo Krawczyk, Monika Kucharska, Monika Lubanska, Magdalena Zaremba,  Roman Cymerkiewicz,  Janusz Kempa,  Janusz Luberda, Robert Stolecki.              
Directed by Monika Kucharska
Ticket Prices: €10
Venue: Cork Arts Theatre
 
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26/07/2016 - 17:48
Would you like to learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? New courses starting very soon. All the skills – speaking, reading, writing and listening will be covered during our courses. You’ll also learn vocabulary and grammar, and how to speak in formal and informal discussions and strategies. So, as well as learning English but also meeting new friends, join our English courses. Our English courses are available at all levels from Beginners to Intermediate and you will be placed in a class which is suitable for your level. Please asses your language level and complete this test: http://en.kpconcept.eu/
Than fill up our registration form available here: https://goo.gl/forms/XCIMRifRxZMtPkDz1  or download and fill in form provided below and make a payment by bank transfer or in our office.
 
 
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Section in English

19/04/2017 - 21:18
Irish-Polish couples wanted!
When talking about Polish emigration into Ireland in search of a new, better life, we usually focus on the economic aspect of it, but for many a new life in Ireland involves falling in love.For many it is the main reason to stay. Does love ask for a passport?
We all know disadvantages of emigration: separation from family home, often a life partner, which can be a reason for loneliness, unhappiness, divorce etc. However, this is only one side of the coin. The other one is hopes for a more balanced life, new friendships, dreams of a girl with misty eyes, long curly hair, sunny disposition…
What attracts us in our diversity?
What makes Polish-Irish couples decide to be together? What are the cultural differences and how do they affect mutual chemistry?
We are going to take a look at this phenomenon with the help of the camera’s eye.
We are currently looking for Irish-Polish couples to participate in this exciting project.
Whether you fell head over heels in love yourself or you know someone who’s in a mixed-nationality (Polish-Irish) relationship, do let us know. Spread the word: like and share this post and tag your friends who might be interested.
Contact and more information: k.rosa@together-razem.org.
 
Authors : Krzysztof Rosa and Karolina Zygmunt
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Lifelong Learning Festival in Cork - learn how to make traditional Easter palm

Our "Tea or Coffee" Active Seniors Group invites you on Saturday, the 8th of April, 5-7 pm, on an adventure  – a journey through Polish history, heritage & cuisine. Learn how to make a traditional Easter palm & egg & how Easter is celebrated in Poland. Taste traditional Polish cakes & dishes. No need to book, all welcome

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02/04/2017 - 10:11
Great Craic at Table Quiz

A great night was had on Friday 31st March at the Market Tavern with Together-Razem members and friends competing at a Table Quiz. All the multinational teams challenged their brains trying to answer tricky questions such as: “In which American state is a single woman not allowed to skydive on a Sunday?” Or “In which Irish county is it forbidden to wear a Kilkenny jersey?” Two teams with most correct answers were awarded joint first prize and some sweet treats. The quiz was followed by an exciting raffle with spot prizes, and live traditional Irish music. Our next Table Quiz will be held on Friday 2nd June as part of Polska-Eire Festival. All very welcome to attend!

Photos: Krzysztof Rosa 



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