SECA promotes Human Rights and Anti-Racism

International Human Rights Day on Monday 10th December marked the beginning of Human Rights Week 2007. To mark more here the occasion, SECA organised a seminar at Holy Cross College on Ethnic Diversity, Equality and the important role of SECA in the local community.


Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It declared that the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” It could arguably be called the birth of the modern human rights movement.
Source: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

On 20th November 2007 SECA also organised a one day training course on Anti-Racism and Diversity. The course was led by NICEM (Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities). 13 people from various local community groups successfully completed the course which was funded by The Department for Social Development (DSD). Pictured below with their certificates are four employees of Strabane District Caring Services.


English Classes For Migrant Workers

Under the tutelage of Amanda Ferrell 12 students have successfully completed a 10 week English course which took place at the SECA offices in Bridge Street. The course took place between 22nd September and 1st December 2007 and was funded by Strabane District Council.


Chairman of Strabane Ethnic Community Association commented “Courses such as this one are becoming more important as Strabane becomes more diversified . This course will further the communication skills of the successful pupils here and therefore allow them to apply for a wider range of jobs and help them become part of the local community.”