Posted on November 20, 2017
A grant was awarded to CRAOL Community Radio to provide a QQI level 3 course, run free of charge with some of Ireland's most marginalised groups, with the aim to teach them about advocacy, expression, and representation of their groups in the media. With broadcast skills and an understanding of the media, programme participants, which extend to include Travellers, asylum seekers, people from disadvantaged socio-economic areas and members of the LGBTQ community, will be able to work with the platforms available to them to share their experiences and use heir voices. As well as the worthwhile qualification after the course, the participants will also have made a programme that advocates for changes that they want to see, about issues that affect those around them. They will also be encouraged to continue volunteering for community radio.
This project is mirrored on the very successful CRAOL Community Radio project that provided a voice and advocacy skills to older people, which was funded for a number of years through our Older Persons' Fund.
To read the full article on CRAOL please visit the Limerick Leader site here.