The Connect FRC art group and tutors celebrating the United Nations Day to End World Poverty with Mayor Pio Smith.
It is always a treat to call in to the Connect Family Resource Centre at Moneymore, the positivity just radiates from the place.
Moneymore is a place where problems of all kinds are shared and tackled by the community and, if they need it, local residents can always find help at Connect FRC.
Their mission is to provide resources, facilitation and support to Individuals, families and groups in an informal, warm and welcoming environment. And that’s exactly what they do.
On Tuesday night a crowd gathered to celebrate the United Nations Day to End World Poverty and also to display their photography and art work.
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The exhibition came out of a project which started on Sept 12th and consisted of 11 participants working with two tutors through the medium of photography and mosaic. It was funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection under the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017 Public Awareness Initiative.
Connect FRC have been involved in this initiative for the last three years and it brings great discussion and awareness of the effects of poverty both locally and nationally.
Connect FRC offers a wide range of services which aim to address and support disadvantage and poverty within the community such as Foodcloud, low cost counselling, low cost courses and events.
They also run free parenting support programmes such as Parenting Adolescents, Parenting when separated and the Incredible Years parent and Baby/Parent & Toddler programmes.