Rooted is a youth integration project run in partnership with the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) for young women living in Direct Provision in Killarney, Co. Kerry. This project supported the group to strengthen their sense of connection -   to themselves, the place where they live and the community around them.

Supported under UNHCR’s European Youth Initiative Fund, the project was implemented in three parts; explore, create, connect. In part one, participants explored the themes of identity and belonging using creative arts as well as physically exploring their community and environment. In part two, participants created a guide to living in Killarney for young people seeking asylum.  In part 3, participants connected with the local community through dance, music and food culminating in a live performance at the KDYS for Culture Night 2018.

For more information on Rooted, get in touch with our Youth Worker, Aoife Dare 

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