The 2023 Awards took place on Tuesday 07/03/2023
| Good Relations Connecting Communities Project of the Year Award
Jennifer has been central to driving the development, delivery and success of the Multi-Cultural Women’s Group based at Oasis Antrim, that is made up of Syrian and Palestinian women, who have escaped conflict in their home countries, and women from the Antrim area. With Jennifer’s efforts the Group has developed organically over the last 18 months building friendships, and connections within Antrim Town. Jennifer has worked hard to create connections between the newcomer and local Antrim community through reaching out to individuals and building a supportive group environment where women feel safe to come together. Jennifer has strived to build effective relationships with participants in the programme to encourage meaningful integration and connection. Jennifer has taken deliberate steps to ensure that the programme includes a balance of cultural exchange, sharing of skills and the opportunity to focus on shared interests; striking a wonderful balance between celebrating participants differences and exploring shared interests and needs. Bringing women together from different backgrounds and cultures created the opportunity for open dialogue and build understanding. With Jennifer’s support the programme has far exceeded the initial aim and is now moving into the 2nd year of delivery with genuine friendships developed and greater understanding developed.