What we do
- Our ‘Citizenship for a Shared Future’ training programme sends young
people from all backgrounds (aged 16 to 19) to overseas destinations
in order to help widen their perspectives and develop the ability to
promote ‘dialogue, learning and good relations’. Accredited by the NIOCN
(Northern Ireland Open College Network) on three levels.
- Our ‘Future Voices’ follow-up programme develops the understanding
and awareness of experienced young volunteers to facilitate peer-education
programmes on issues important to young people.
- Our ‘Building Citizenship and Diversity’ programme runs citizen development
workshops and residential courses for schools - all facilitated by skilled
young people - on current themes of participation, diversity and change.
Examples of our work
- Regional conferences and events in Northern Ireland where pupils from
local Catholic and Protestant schools get together to develop new relationships
and to discuss the contemporary and contentious issues normally avoided
in our divided society. All pupils taking part also participate in preparation
workshops initially delivered in their own schools.
- We also organise similar discussion and training workshops (again
designed and run by NI young people) in schools in Oldham (England)
which are facing problems stemming from the 2002 race riots between
Asian and white young people.
Chuck Richardson, Director
Peter Parke, Citizenship and Diversity Coordinator
The Spirit of Enniskillen Trust
The Gordon Wilson Centre
97 Malone Avenue
Tel: 028 9038 1500