For schools

Update

We will try our best to deliver school talks and workshops upon request. We are a small team and may not always be able to meet requests but we will do our best. You may also want to touch base with local organisations working in your area who may be able to facilitate a school talk for you if we are unable to. We ask for a small donation of €50 for school visits. In the meantime here are some resources that you can explore to learn more about the current refugee crisis and what it is like to be an asylum seeker in here Ireland.

Resources that may be of use:

Searching for Syria (Google and UNHCR project answering the most searched questions about Syria on Google)

Watch the #RefugeesWelcome Aerial Video

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Video)

Europe’s Migration Crisis (Useful definitions and information)

UNHCR Interactive Data Maps

The Refugee Crisis: An Irish Perspective

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Video)

Against all odds (Video game by UNHCR – aimed at 12- 15 yr olds)

Lives in Limbo (Irish Times series)

#DirectProvision14 (video)

15 years of Direct Provision (archive of materials on Ireland’s reception system, Direct Provision)

The Outsiders – Our Teenage Life Behind Barriers (Radio documentary made by two thirteen year old young girls in Direct Provision)

New Bridges: Experiences of Seeking Asylum in Ireland (Zoe O’Reilly)

Newspaper and report clippings over the years

Rory O’Neill (Photography project)

Ireland under fire over refugee treatment

IRC Publications

Pivotal Arts Projects:

Digital Stories

Burden of Proof (animated video on the reality of having to flee your country)

Sanctuary

Voices (Short radio Documentary, episode no. 4)

#EndDP Demo Video

The IRC delivers visits schools and libraries to give workshops on issues relating to refugees at home and abroad.

Workshops are tailored for the age group of the audience but include:

  • Understanding the meaning of ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’
  • Current world affairs relating to refugees
  • Life as any asylum seeker in Ireland
  • Understanding diversity

Contact caroline@irishrefugeecouncil.ie  to organise a workshop.

NOTE: Where possible, we ask schools for a donation toward the cost of running workshops.  Suggested donation is €50.