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5 October, 2011 - 14:44


CRAIGAVON INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMME requires a  bilingual Lithuanian support worker   to work in the Craigavon area for 18hrs per week- flexibility required

Salary NJC 22  (£18,450.00 Pro Rata)

Contract to 31st March 2012 – continuation subject to funding

This post is funded by OFMDFM Racial Equality

The ideal candidate will be computer literate and have a third level education or equivalent: must display a knowledge local migrant  needs  and services offered to them and be fluent in English and Lithuanian. Candidates must have one year’s  experience of working with the respective migrant community in a paid or voluntary capacity.  Candidates will have excellent organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic and  be able to demonstrate a strong good relation’s ethos. The candidates must be Team workers and have the ability to work on their own.

Candidates must have a clean driving license  with access to a car or alternative transportation.

Application forms may be collected from Portadown Jobs & Benefits Office

Application forms to be returned to Portadown Jobs & Benefits Office

Jervis Street, Portadown by 3pm  - Monday - 17th Oct 2011

Craigavon Intercultural Programme an equal opportunities employer 

30 September, 2011 - 19:20

 A new series of language and cultural classes will recomence in Oct at venues in Armagh, Craigavon, Banbridge and Newry and are offered to anyone who would like to discover more about 4 langauge groups, Polish, Lithuanian Chinese and Portuguese. To book a place contact Justyna McCabe,  tel  028 3031 3189.  The programme is supported by Challange of Change PEACE III 

22 September, 2011 - 17:08

CIP launches its new programme of activities at it's new centre in Portadown. The Cnentre will be lknown as Oasis Youth and Family Learniong Centre and is lcoated at 34 Bridge Street Portadown ( Previously known as Yzone) The centre will be used to deliver a range of projects, International Afterschool Club, Womens Support Group, Kids First ( Parent and Toddler Club), Homework clubs, Language classes, Recreational Courses, Oasis Yoputh projects, Drop In for Youth, Information meetinsg etc.

25 August, 2011 - 10:37


25 August, 2011 - 11:35

Recreational Courses

CIP is offering  a series of recreational courses which will be delivered in the Craigavon area by Tudors from the Southern Regional College under the Transforming Learning Communities programme. Courses include, First Aid, Food & Hygiene, Pre ESOL classes, Digital Photography, Cake Decorating, flower arranging, patchwork.   


Language learning

The following opportunities exist for learning to progress their linquistic skills:

10 week Pre ESOL course. (mornings)

ESOL Intensive Course 3 months  6hrs per week (Tues & Fri mornings)

Conversational English Classes for advanced learners

A taste of Spanish  10 week basic spanish lessons


To register your interest in one of these courses please contact our office or email - (Please register your interest before 9th Sept) 

14 July, 2011 - 21:18

CIP commenced its summer scheme from primary school children entitled American Dream. The 5 day programme runs each morning from 10-30am - 12.30pm. The first day, Thursday 14 July, attracted 55 children from 9 different communities and is supported by  a group of volunteers from N.Ireland, Poland, Lithuanian, Portugal, Brazil and Sao Tome. The 5 day club will reach its climax on 20th July when the CIP ethnic children and young peoples project marks its first anniverary at a celebration event which will take place at Victoria Hall 2a Carrickblacker Ave Portadown - commencing at 6.30pm   

14 June, 2011 - 11:46

Unify Global Sport presents Row for Freedom as part of its 'Ordinary 2 Extraordinary' inititive. UGS has teamed up with Sport Againist Traficking to support the challenging journey of Portadown girl Kate Richardson who will row across the Atlanic with 5 freinds aiming to raise awareness and money for projects to tackle human trafficking. Friday 29 June 7.30-9.15pm  Millennium Court Art Centre Portadown 

6 April, 2011 - 21:35

Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation (CIDO) joined forces with Craigavon Intercultural Programme in hosting a business programme for a group of Portuguese nationals.

Twenty Portuguese trainees registered for the ‘Go For It’ programme, which provided hands on support, training and guidance on their business ventures which span a range of industries.

The programme began with an advisory service, where participants received advice from an expert business advisor on a one-to one basis. This was followed by a number of training modules which helped them to understand the practicalities of running a new business, such as sales, marketing, financial management, legal and statutory issues as well as general business practises. On completion of the training each trainee completed a realistic and achievable business plan, working alongside an expert business advisor.

Funded by Invest Northern Ireland, the ‘Go for It’ programme is available free of charge.                        

Anyone interested in the programme should contact CIDO  02838396520  

2 April, 2011 - 19:21

Over 12 ethnic communities were represented at the Global Cultures event held on 31st March 2011 at Meadows Shopping Centre. The event consisted of workshops, interactive music and an art exhibition. For further information go to CIP News Bulletin no 7  

20 March, 2011 - 21:55

The newly appointed Portuguese Honorary Consul for NI , Mr Tiago Lima, visited the CIP Community Office to meet members of the Portuguese community. Mr Lima was received in Portadown by the Chair of the Craigavon Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Carolina Aguinaga, and Stephen Smith, the Chair of CIP 


3 March, 2011 - 10:32

Members of The Oasis Youth Project recently joined together with Goal Line Youth Trust & Cabin Crew to participate in an exciting film project. A local film production company BNL, facilitated the media workshops, exploring the issues of sectarian & racist perceptions that exist within our area. The outcome of the project was the production of 2 films in which the young people acted, directed, scripted and filmed. This was an opportunity for young people from many different communities to come together in a fun and creative environment to discuss some sensitive issues. The project was delivered by PEACE III Investing In Our Futures.