KASI - KIllarney Immigrant Support Centre

KASI (Killarney Immigrant Support Centre) is an NGO based in Killarney, Co. Kerry providing support services to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants in Killarney and the greater Killarney area.

Our Mission Statement

‘To support asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and their families; and to facilitate their integration into the community’.

Support Services and Activities

  • Drop-in service (open 4 days a week)
  • Free Information
  • Help with filling in forms
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach work to DP Centres in Killarney
  • Awareness raising in schools and local community
  • English classes
  • Homework support
  • Information sessions on certain topics
  • Training and workshops
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Various activities for Asylum Seeker children in DP
  • Intercultural events

KASI is also running an outreach service in Drishane Direct Provision Centre in Millstreet, Co. Cork, supporting families and individuals in the hostel.  The project is funded by HSE – South.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a multi functional space for drop-ins, meetings, coordination, training and intercultural events
  • To provide information relevant to the needs of the service users
  • To plan and implement various activities to include education, language support, health, social and intercultural events
  • To provide support to families in direct provisions
  • To undertake awareness raising work in the local community on asylum seeker and general immigration issues; and engage in advocacy work
  • To liaise with local agencies, through referrals, joints initiatives and enhance service provision
  • Network with other relevant agencies / service providers, sharing best practice and contribute to policy development.
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Timeline PhotosReport from Ombudsman for Children on 'Safety and Welfare of children in Direct Provision' published today - it is the latest in a series of publications from the OCO on Direct Provision. Today’s investigation joins their Direct Division and Life in Lockdown reports which were published in 2020.

This report details an own volition investigation carried out by the OCO into the quality of the oversight of these centres by the State with a specific focus on the protection and welfare of children.
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Timeline PhotosSanctuary Scholarship - MTU Kerry Campus
What is the Sanctuary Scholarship?
Munster Technological University - Kerry Campus is offering one Sanctuary Scholarship to a person from an asylum-seeking or refugee background who does not otherwise qualify for financial support under the Free Fees Initiative, the SUSI grant scheme or the Grant Scheme for Asylum Seekers, and who wishes to pursue an undergraduate degree course in MTU - Kerry Campus in the academic year 2021-2022.

We are also open to applications from migrants who have exceptional Stamp 4s or Stamp 3s and who do not qualify for financial support under any of the above mentioned schemes.

The successful applicant will be eligible for a Tuition Fee and Student Contribution Charge waiver for the duration of their course or until such time as they become eligible for the previously mentioned schemes.

In addition to the criteria above, applicants:

(1) Must meet the academic eligibility criteria for their chosen MTU - Kerry Campus degree course through the CAO or Direct Application route for a full-time programme;
(2) Be living in the Republic of Ireland and
(3) Be able to live within commuting distance of campus during the course of their studies.

More details on academic eligibility may be found below.

General advice for applicants.

The Sanctuary Scholarship award requires both a traditional academic application to MTU - Kerry Campus through the CAO or via Direct Applications to full-time programmes, and a separate scholarship application.
Applications for scholarships will be open to those applying for full time undergraduate degree courses from levels 6 to 8 through the following routes: Leaving Certificate, QQI FET/FETAC and/or Mature Student entry. Entry requirements for each course can be found in the MTU - Kerry Campus full-time undergraduate prospectus.
CAO applicants can use the CAO change of mind facility. Applicants should use the CAO Change of Mind facility wisely, to maximise their chances of gaining entry. We would encourage you to apply for as many of our courses as possible, depending on your genuine study interests and eligibility.
Please note the scheme does not provide support with the costs of accommodation.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria will not be considered for the Scholarship.

How do I Apply?
You must complete all sections of the online Sanctuary Scholarship Application Form by 17:00 2nd June 2021.
Incomplete applications and/or applications without the required supporting documentation will not be considered.

Contact Details:
If you have any questions about whether or not you should apply for a bursary, please contact: access@ittralee.ie
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This project is co-funded by

European Union - Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Department of Justice and Equality
Health Service Executive
Department of Rural and Community Development
Pobal - Government supporting communities
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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