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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KASI has a vacancy for Gardener/Maintenance person under the Community Employment Scheme. The position is for 19.5 hrs a week. Call Marilyn at 086 79 15 742 or John Moriarty at 086 157 9381 for further information.
Thank you.
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KASI has a vacancy for Gardener/Maintenance person under the Community Employment Scheme. The position is for 19.5 hrs a week. Call Marilyn at 086 79 15 742 or John Moriarty at 086 157 9381 for further information.
Thank you.

2 months ago

KASI CLG - Killarney Immigrant Support Centre

Killarney Rugby Club are looking for local volunteers to assist with some planting of new trees and alme hedging plants. For those budding green fingers out there who'd like to assist, head on up to the club pitches in Aghadoe around 11am. Thanks!We are looking for volunteers to help us with some planting this Saturday morning at Aghadoe. We have some hedging and trees to plant and will start at 11:30am Saturday morning with the help of our minis, weather willing. If you have a half an hour to spare please some along and lend a hand. All help greatly appreciated.

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Killarney Rugby Club are looking for local volunteers to assist with some planting of new trees and alme hedging plants. For those budding green fingers out there whod like to assist, head on up to the club pitches in Aghadoe around 11am. Thanks!

2 months ago

KASI CLG - Killarney Immigrant Support Centre

A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT by the Killarney School of Music in aid of KASI takes place this Saturday, December 14th at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Killarney at 8pm.

Please come and support and enjoy the local young people's musical talents on show!

FREE ADMISSION
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A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT by the Killarney School of Music in aid of KASI takes place this Saturday, December 14th at St. Marys Church of Ireland, Killarney at 8pm.

Please come and support and enjoy the local young peoples musical talents on show!

FREE ADMISSION

An evening of carols and poetry with Mary Culloty O'Sullivan at The Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11th December at 7:30 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

An evening of carols and poetry with Mary Culloty OSullivan at The Methodist Church on Wednesday, 11th December at 7:30 pm.

The RTÉ Internship Programme 2020 has been created in line with their People Strategy to mirror the nation’s diversity. This is an opportunity to be part of a group of interns from every background, who will work across a range of exciting projects and who will make a real and creative impact on their services. ... See MoreSee Less

Transition Kerry is offering a FREE introductory workshop on Climate Action & Biodiversity on Wednesday 4th December from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the The River Island Hotel in Castleisland.
The workshop will give you an opportunity to gain a broad overview and perspective of the interconnections between the local environment, biodiversity and climate change, both the local and global dimensions. To book your place, you can email biodiversity@transitionkerry.org 🌍🌍🌍
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Just to say a very BIG THANK YOU to ALL who joined us yesterday in our Harvest and Thanksgiving celebration! It was a great evening - lovely food, lovely people, sunflowers standing up tall welcoming people, the scents of all sorts of flowers and herbs and healthy looking vegetables and the sun even came out at what stage! What an amazing gathering! And THANK YOU TO ALL who helped out, those who shared their food. And most especially, a big THANK YOU to OLD FRIENDS some even travelled from another county to join us last night! As I said last night, in spite of the challenges working for and working with a voluntary sector - there's so much we are grateful for - the support of the community, our colleagues from various sectors, schools, our funders (of course), our neighbours in the KASI Garden and the privilege of meeting, getting to know and connect with people from very diverse cultures! AGAIN THANK YOU for people... and nature 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to be involved in such an organization, from its infancy when it all started in a small office in New Street well done to you Marilyn and all your volunteers, it would not happen only for you, your goal was always to ‘buy a log cabiin, we were a bit dubious at d start ( but how wrong we were) , we went with you and how well the garden now fits with d school meals -you are an inspiration to us all... keep up d good work!

Thank you all for such a lovely evening, wonderful space with terrific food and company.

KASI Garden at its best. Soooo pretty!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Marilyn and to all d volunteers, if looks amazing 😉

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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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