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Foyle Multi-Cultural Forum


DiA in collaboration with SEEDS and local minority ethnic community groups have set up the Foyle Multi-cultural Forum. The Forum provides the opportunity for groups to come together and discuss relevant issues affecting the local minority ethnic community. It aims to act as a support mechanism for groups in their growth and in developing their ability to offer services. The Forum allows for a collective, stronger voice and a co-ordinated approach to activities, events and funding.

Forum Members

Current members of the Forum include:

  • Derry Travellers Support Group
  • Sai Pak Chinese Welfare Association
  • African & Caribbean Association of Foyle
  • Hungarian-Irish United Network
  • Polish Welfare Association
  • Foyle Language School
  • The Iranian Support Group
  • The Philipino-Malay Association
  • The Changaro Trust
  • Oakleaf Rural Community Network
  • North West Centre for Learning & Development - Migrant Support Service
  • Sikh Association
  • INCORE's Diversity in Action project
  • Glenshane Community Development
  • North West Academy of English
  • Baha'is of Derry
  • Strabane Ethnic Community Association
  • Inishowen Development Partnership
  • Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI)

The following organisations work closely with the Forum on an advisory capacity:

  • Western Health Action Zone
  • PSNI
  • Derry City Council Community Relations Officer
  • Limavady Council Community Relations Officer
  • North West Regional College
  • North & West Housing
  • NI Housing Executive
  • Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
  • NI Fire & Rescue Service

The Forum is a formally constituted group and meets on a monthly basis. The Forum management committee consists of:

Chairman - Eddie Kerr, SEEDS
Vice Chair - Dr Inder Pal Singh, Sikh Association
Treasurer - Tommy Yeung, Chinese Welfare Association
Assistant Treasurer - Paul Murray, Foyle Language School
Public Relations Officer - Katrina Kordula, Polish Welfare Association
Secretary - Roisin O'Hagan, INCORE

DiA is funded by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation within Measure 2:1, Reconciliation for Sustainable Peace, via the European Directorate of the Community Relations Council.

Disclaimer: © INCORE 2010 Last Updated on Thursday, 01-Apr-2010 16:50
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