S.T.A.G. Access IADT
S.T.A.G. and IADT
Over the past number of years, S.T.A.G. and IADT have worked in partnership to open the IADT campus to the members of our local Traveller community and to encourage progression through education and transition to third level. A number of initiatives have taken place already through this partnership, with more planned for the academic year 2017-18.
Chain of Love
The TASK programme in Southside Travellers Action Group completed this Animation video with expert guidance from IADT staff. This was an opportunity for the groups' participants to express their creativity and to sample one of IADT's creative courses.
Charter of Rights
The “Charter of Rights” (2016) was a collaboration between S.T.A.G. Young People’s Programme and IADT. The project created a space where young people learned about children’s rights and explored their own rights. The result was a formal statement written by young people attending Southside Travellers Action Group, which was officially ratified by the organisation as part of the European Access Conference in UCD. The aim of this work was to empower young people in becoming aware of their rights and to improve their experiences in particular in the areas of play and leisure, education, and protection. The young participants of this project have read out each of the 12 rights to create this audio piece.
In 2017-18, IADT and UCD Access Services are collaborating to provide a series of workshops and events on both college campuses for three programmes from the Southside Travellers Action Group.