About SECA

Strabane Ethnic Community Association was officially launched in April 2004 by Mr.John Hume, MEP. It started out with 7 members, Mr. and Mrs. Mustafa Benhassine, Mrs. Mary McCauley, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. N Rao. SECA has now developed into 150 families with over 21 nationalities.


The aim of the association is to identify and respond to the needs of minority ethnic communities and raise awareness and understanding with in a local community that is slowly but surely becoming a more multi-cultural society.


SECA’s office is a porthole for new ethnic migrants coming into Strabane district region. It helps families find homes and jobs. It also solves issues affecting them. SECA office is located at Strabane Caring Services building thanks to Gerry Harkin, who kindly gave us the premises until SECA got on it’s feet with the DSD funding.