Monasterevin Community Asylum Seeker Support Group appealing for help with funding to send children to summer camps

"Parents would like for their children to join the local summer camps to gain friendships and build relationships with their school friends."

Louise McCarthy

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Louise McCarthy

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Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin to accommodate up to 600 more refugees in 2018

The former Hazel Hotel

Monasterevin Community Asylum Seeker Support Group are urgently appealing for assistance in raising funds for the children residing at the former Hazel Hotel. 

Calls are being made for people to help send the children to summer camps.

A statement from Monasterevin Community Asylum Seeker Support Group said: "Parents would like for their children to join the local summer camps to gain friendships and build relationships with their school friends."

The statement added: "However as there are costs associated to camps and joining fees to sports clubs this isn't a possibility for people living in Direct Provision to avail of for themselves or their children without support from others."

https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-integration-for-people-seeking-asylum?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgntopnavlarge_r&fbclid=IwAR1HexhBkaqtR6Kf-

The support group hopes that through gaining funds for  this project,  it will support people living in the Direct Provision centre to eliminate the financial barriers to participating in the activities and facilities in the area. It is anticipated that supporting people to integrate with the Monasterevin and wider Kildare community,  adult and children's mental health,well-being and  overall connection with the community will be enhanced.