RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Week ending Friday 10th August 2012
NEW YMCA STEP Programme for early school leavers 17-25 years old APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED
YMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise programme (STEP) in Letterkenny is currently recruiting for their September 2012 to June 2013 programme which is hoped will be validated this July.
The 40 week full-time programme offers IT training with ECDL certification, and a full FETAC Level 4 award in Employment Skills.
There are modules in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Functional Maths, Understanding Interculturalism and Team Working.
There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course.
The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education.
The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously.
Participants receive the equivalent of FAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance.
The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills.
For further information and application forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954. Latest date for applications to be received has been extended and is now Friday 10 August 2012.
The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796.
HEALTHY WALKS Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.
ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning from 10.30am -12 noon participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Siblings welcome.
If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796
PARTY in the (CAR) PARK!
Donegal Youth Service presents Party in the (Car) Park! on Saturday 18 August from 1.30-5.30pm at Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny with 12 acts of Donegal’s finest talent providing the entertainment. There will be fun for all the family with bouncy castles, tie-dying, magic & mentalism, dance workshops and face painting. The Party in the (Car) Park is a non-alcoholic event.
The boxers and officials of the Raphoe Boxing Club extend their congratulations to local Olympic Star Chloe Magee who turned in two devastating displays at the London Olympics only to agonizingly lose out to the former World Number 2 French player Pi Hongyan by 2 sets to 1 on Tuesday last. In her first game, Chloe had a very convincing win over the Egyptian, Hadia Hosny. Well done Chloe and hopefully you will appear in your third Olympics in Brazil in 2016.
Training at the Raphoe Club is now back in full swing after the summer break and all new and former members (boys and girls) are very welcome along. Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6-8pm.
Congratulations go to Convoy’s Irish Boxing Champion Bryan Mc Namee who has been selected for International duty in Kilkenny on August 11 when the Irish Schoolboys face a highly rated Scottish Schoolboys Selection.
The new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOE
Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Lisa at email@example.com Thank You.
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.