The thousands of Rohingya who lost their lives in the genocidal campaign in Myanmar in 2017 were commemorated in the grounds of Carlow College, St. Patrick’s on Rohingya Remembrance Day on Sunday August 25. Carlow College have a strong relationship with the 80 Rohingya UNHCR refugees who arrived in Carlow 10 years ago. Carlow College works closely with Rohingya Action Ireland and Carlow County Development Partnership.
To date there have been numerous project initiatives with students from Carlow College. ‘The Rohingya Cook book’ and ‘Our Story So Far’, projects involving students from the Social, Political and Community Studies degree programme and the Rohingya community are just two examples. Carlow College is committed to social inclusion and equality. The hosting of Rohingya Remembrance Day is an example of how our ethos is expressed.