Pathways to Inclusion
The Pathways to Inclusion Project (Pathways) mainly focused on the Municipal Districts of Letterkenny and Stranorlar where the majority of the current International Protection Applicants (IPA) participants are located. We will reach further afield as the project progresses. However we have just secured funding through to September 2024 and will be expanding this support work in the coming months.
The Project operates 3 days per week providing a drop-in clinic at the Letterkenny Intercultural Hub on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 14:00 to 16:00 and also reaches out to the accommodation centres outside Letterkenny. Pathways offers support with navigating the challenges of living on the county for International Protection Applicants from medical card applications, permits to enter the labour market, volunteering opportunities, laptop loans for people engaging in education courses and much more.
We can also offer some support through Arabic, French, Somali and Ukrainian / Russian with advance notice.
Pathways will have four key strategic goals, all with education at their core but making links to employability, language, capacity building and intercultural awareness.