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20 February 2015
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An Munia Tober (Belfast Travellers)

An Munia Tober is a new Traveller support group which works on achieving a situation where Travellers in Belfast have access to all services that meet their social, economic and cultural needs, and are included as equal citizens in a new multicultural society.

What We Do

We offer a number of projects including:

  • Health - the Traveller community have access to health awareness programmes, also regular visits to voluntary and statutory providers
  • Education - an alternative education project provides educational support for Traveller young people who are disengaged from mainstream education and without the necessary skills for employment
  • Cultural Heritage – this project is designed for delivery to all service providers so when in contact with Travellers there will be an understanding of their culture and tradition
  • Play Development – an after schools project developing and supporting 4-12 years olds in education via play, homework support and educational trips
  • Youth Work – designed around personal and social development where participants assist in the planning, design and implementation of their programmes
  • Arts – works with all of the above to assist participants in promoting their self identity using arts as the medium

Examples of our Work

  • The arts project recently launched Fishing for Food and Mushrooms, a book and CD of Traveller poems and stories compiled and produced by the children of St. Mary’s primary school
  • Our Alternative Education Project has launched a pilot ‘skills for work’ programme for 16-18 year old young Traveller men

Contact Details

An Munia Tober
Blackstaff Complex
77 Springfield Road
BT12 7AE

Tel: 02890438265
Fax: 028906465

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