Carlow College, Carlow African Support Group, Carlow County Development Partnership and Irish Aid came together to celebrate Africa Day on May 25th, in the Fairgreen Shopping Centre. The event included sampling food from all over Africa, music, drumming, fashion show, hair braiding and more.
Africa Day is an international day which marks the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. This is the first Africa Day in Carlow since the Covid-19 pandemic and funding was secured by Carlow County Development Partnership and Carlow County Council from Irish Aid for the event. Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs have worked hard on driving awareness for Africa Day, by holding celebrations in Ireland since 2006, and awareness has grown since then.
Carlow College believes in having a positive influence in the community, and several of the modules in our degree programmes our focused on this, particularly in our BA (Hons) in Social, Political and Community Studies. In the module ‘Approaches to working with Communities’ students develop their knowledge and understanding of the practical application of approaches to working with communities in Ireland.