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Empathy Education in Limerick Regeneration Primary Schools

Sep 25, 2020
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In Spring, in partnership with Mary Immaculate Colleges Embracing Diversity, Nurturing Integration, Learning for Life Project we ran 24 workshops for 119 children in four Limerick City DEIS primary schools, CBS (Scoil Iosagain) Sexton Street, Our Lady of Lourdes Rosbrien, Presentation Primary Sexton Street and St. Johns girls and infant boys.

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N4 Ireland features in the Guardian: “Teenagers trade personal stories: ‘It’s great to find you are not alone’ “(Guardian UK)

Sep 22, 2020
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From the Guardian (UK): These students from Birmingham and Limerick have only just met. What did a weekend of sharing their most intimate stories teach them?

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Narrative 4 Global Summit

Sep 22, 2020
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The Narrative 4 Global Summit takes place in June each year. It brings together young leaders who are involved with N4 from around the world, with educators, guest speakers and writers/artists to share insights and experiences on change-making. Students from Ireland join students from South Africa, Palestine, Israel, Mexico and the United States for a week each year.

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Is Empathy Failing Us? (The Examiner)

Sep 22, 2020
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Elizabeth O’Neill investigates the concept of radical empathy and the power of story-telling.

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Empathy education: ‘It’s just as important as maths or Stem subjects’ (The Irish Times)

Jul 11, 2020
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Actor Cillian Murphy, who is involved in the NUI Galway/Unesco “activating social empathy” project, alongside students who have taken part in the project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw. The recent suicide of UK television presenter Caroline Flack shone a spotlight on online abuse and how people who are decent and mannerly to each other’s faces can often be cruel…

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From the Newsletter

Jan 25, 2020
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02/09/2020   Join Sting and an incredible N4 crew for Synchronicity! 09/06/2020   Summer 2020 Newsletter: From Social Distancing to Social Connection 22/11/2019 Narrative 4 Christmas Themed Night of Music and Story 21/10/2020   N4  Ireland Autumn 2019 Newsletter  09/08/2019 Dream Team of Limerick Storytellers for Inspiring N4 Summer event  09/11/2018  Narratives Without Borders featuring…

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Rethink Ireland – Youth Mental Health Award

Aug 14, 2018
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Narrative 4 won the Youth Mental Health Award in 2018. This four year funding award of €300,000, plus supports, recognises Narrative 4’s innovative approach to youth mental health. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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“a powerful facilitation tool which allows young people to feel heard and validated”

Aug 24, 2017
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“I really wanted to train as a Narrative 4 facilitator because I felt it would be a very effective tool, particularly when working with some hard-to-reach young people that Gaisce engages with across the country. I did my training in 2019, and have since run a number of story exchanges. It is a powerful facilitation tool which allows young people to feel heard and validated.”

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“The Story Exchange has enabled my students to broaden their horizons”

Aug 24, 2017
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“I trained as a Story Exchange Facilitator in 2018 and have found it so beneficial to my students. The Story Exchange has enabled my students to broaden their horizons, the focus on creating real world connections is invaluable in developing emotional intelligence among a generation that sometimes struggles with this. Getting young people to tell stories about their lives is a force for social change.”

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Facilitator Bursary

Aug 24, 2017
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Throughout the year Narrative 4 Ireland offers a number of bursaries; providing recipients with free training. These bursaries are given priority to individuals/ organisations where budget is a barrier to training. Apply using the Facilitator application for, but please indicate in application if you intend to apply for a bursary.

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