“Connecting Cultures Erasmus Plus”
Since 2104 the Twilight Community Group CLG has endeavoured to connect Communities and Cultures throughout Europe with its Connecting Cultures programme. The Charity now have partners in France, Poland, and Romania and in Morocco Africa. The Groups Connecting Cultures project received a Vote of Confidence this week as the European Union are supporting Twilight Community Group through the Erasmus plus programme. This week Chairperson Murty Brennan signed the Agreement which will see the connecting Cultures programme commencing a new Module very shortly. Twilight have new partners in the programme going forward. This will see, Pharina Croatia, Mano Europa, Lithuania, Youth of Europe, Poland, and Wild Carpathia Romania becoming Partners. This now gives Twilight’s Connecting Cultures programme a broad and quality overview of the valued cultures throughout Europe which is very important to have a programme for all approach to cultural issues. The Twilight Group is covering many different areas of community development. This module of the Programme will be part of the Youth & Sports department. Emanuel Samuel is the Group’s Youth Ambassador and will be the Project manager for the Duration of this module and assisted by the Board of Management which includes Ex-Mayor Mr Patrick O’Neill (Trade & Commerce) and Mr John Coonan (Community & Senior
Community liaison Officer and Company Director Mr Frank Cody said “To have European Union to continue their support for Twilight through the Erasmus Plus scheme is an endorsement of our current projects and their value to the communities throughout Ireland and beyond. We are a socially inclusive group which is open to all nationalities including Irish communities. Our connecting Culture programme is just another step to the opening of the Twilight International Cultural House which will be a major step to Kilkenny becoming a totally socially inclusive society.”
The Twilight Community Group’s Chairperson and founder Murty Brennan told the Observer “this is an exciting time for the group as we see our Integration Protocols forming the basis for our Partnerships with other groups and Municipal Districts in Europe. We have just completed the Early Learning programme for the Students in Bennetsbridge Mixed national School when over 50 students from one of our Partners, Margny les Compiegne, Comprehensive school stay with us here in Kilkenny and over the June Bank Holiday weekend the CBS Primary travel to our Malbork partners in Poland. Frank has already mentioned our Planned International Cultural House and with this and many more exciting developments we do need the support of our Local Businesses and the general public. We need more people to come, and assist us in our projects, develop new programmes for to continue the growth our Community group. We currently have a Theatre training programme under the guidance of Mr Ger Cody, and new Empowering Women under Gender Equality programme and June 1st to 16th the 5th Polska Eire Festival.
We need people from all back grounds and Professions. We need people who feel they can contribute to Twilight at all levels from Volunteer to Board of Management level. Anyone who wishes to learn more about Twilight Community Group CLG can go to www.twilight.ie or contact Murty on 0863255840