From The West of Ireland
    Go to Castlebar | Photo Gallery | Castlebar Directory | Nostalgia Board
Community Groups : Mayo Intercultural Action Last Updated: 2, Apr 2018 - 10:02

MIA Christmas Party
31, Dec 2008 - 09:22

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

A large number of people attended the MIA Christmas Party took place on Friday 19 December last in their offices in the Social Services Centre, Castlebar.  The successes and achievements of MIA in 2008 were acknowledged on the night; these include the winning of the Vodafone World of Difference Award, the World Refugee Award and the nomination for MAMA award 2008.  The visit by Mary Robinson to MIA in July 2008 was also acknowledged as one of the highlights of the year.  

Present on the night were members of the different groups facilitated and organised by MIA such as Intercultural singing group; English Language Social Club; Irish language Group; Ballyhaunis Women’s group; Intercultural Craft Circle etc.

Rose Mary Abu receives an award from MIA co ordinator Therese Ruane for her invaluable contribution as a volunteer to MIA.

The large number of volunteers contributing to, and working with, MIA were given special awards and presentations in acknowledgement of their invaluable contribution to MIA.  There are more than 25 people volunteering with MIA who give so much of their time and are so committed to the work of MIA.   They come from the four corner of the globe as well as from the local Irish population.

Therese Ruane, project co-ordinator of MIA said:  “MIA, as an organisation, exists on a very limited budget; we have no core funding.  We rely hugely on volunteer effort.  We have volunteers from many diverse backgrounds and nationalities and they have so much to offer.  We couldn’t continue the work we do without their invaluable contribution.”

Rose Mary Abu, a volunteer awarded with a special presentation for her major contribution to the work of MIA said:  ”Getting involved with MIA has been great for me.  It provides me with so many opportunities and it is great to be able to contribute to the work of MIA, to give something back to the community”

Ella from Poland, Olga from the Ukraine and Veegy from South Africa who received awards for Volunteerism in MIA.

© Copyright 2008 by © Contributor(s) and Castlebar Web Pages 1997 - 2018

.. Top of Page

Mayo Intercultural Action
Latest Headlines
Celtic Quilting Project
MIA Activities Calendar for Castlebar
MIA Celebrate International Women's Day 2017
From Asylum to Inclusion
Photos and Report from MIA 2017 Festive Season Party
Diversity Mayo Project
Ballaghaderreen Refugee Centre
Karen New Year Celebrations
Mayo Intercultural Action Merger with SWMDC
Castlebar for The World Refugee Day 2016
Ensuring a Balanced Migration - A Missed Opportunity?
International Women's Day Invitation
MIA Annual Festive Party
Festive Season Party 2015
Support for Asylum Seekers for 3rd Level
Celebrating The World Refugee Day In Mayo
Clearing the Asylum Backlog
MIA Secures EU Funding
Direct Provision Protest
Different Together Seminar
Call for end of 'Direct Provision'
Different Together
Family Fun Day Sunday 7th October
Apology Welcomed
Judging the Judge
Women in Business Programme - Registration
Mayo Intercultural Action - Funding Secured
GROW Funding
Burma Now - Photo
Burma Now - What's The Real Story?
GROW Business Enterprise Seminar
Well-Being Evening for Migrant Communities
Well-Being Evening for Migrant Communities
MIA Women's Business Programme
Poverty and Me
Growing Real Opportunities for Women
Multilingual Support Services
MIA: Different Together Project
Business Startup Support
Mia Secure European Funding
Information Evening for Migrants
MIA Fundraiser
Launch of the Ballina Migrant Health Forum
Community Participation in Primary Care Seminar
Easter Egg Decoration
MIA Parade Arrangements
International Women's Day 2010
Sing for Joy and well being
MIA Christmas Celebrations
Jobs Club at Mayo Intercultural Action
Climate Justice for all – what can we do?
New Scheme for Undocumented Migrant Workers
Report on MIA's International Women's Day Activities
International Women's Day 2009
Run for MIA in the Women's Mini Marathon
Derek Graham on his Experiences in Gaza
Aid for GAZA
Aid to Palestine
Candlelight Vigil
Irish Classes and Conversational English
MIA Christmas Party
Silk Painting in Ballyhaunis
International Human Rights 60 Years On
MIA Christmas Party
MIA Features In Mary Robinson Documentary
European Court Intervention Welcomed
MIA Shortlisted for MAMA Award
Trip to Turlough House Museum
Communal Weave
Summer Drumming Workshops
MIA Activites in Sep 08
Jewellery Workshop
Weaving at Mayo Intercultural Action
Mayo Intercultural Action July 2008 Newsletter
Mary Robinson Visits MIA
Thérèse wins Refugee Award for MIA
Drumming in Mayo Intercultural Action
Intercultural Singing and Music
Ailish Wins Makes a World Of Difference!
Celebrating Africa Day in Mayo
Jobs Club in Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA)
MIA News
Crafts Circle
Language and Cultural Activities
Beginners Irish and Conversational English