New refugees to get classes by KWETB to adjust to Irish life

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The KWETB is to run orientation classes for the new Syrian refugees to adjust to life in Ireland. The Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board will transport families to classes in Kildare town from their base at the Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin. The refugees will be given a broad introduction into life in Ireland including how to handle money. After a 12-week period of orientation, the Syrian families will move to permanent accommodation in other locations where children can enrol in local schools. The KWETB has previous experience of dealing with refugees in the past and will be supporte by the City of Dublin ETB Refugee Access Programme. KWETB CEO Sean Ashe told "We already have an experienced team of tutors to deliver the classes but we may need to recruit more." He added: "We are delighted to play our part in welcoming the refugees to Ireland and making them feel at home."

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