The efforts and successes of young people in the South Armagh and Dundalk area following their completion of the Emergency and Rescue Course have been commended by Mickey Brady MP and Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down Council.

Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down Council with  some of the young Emergency & Rescue Graduates
Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down Council and Mickey Brady MP with some of the young Emergency & Rescue Graduates

Facilitated by the Camlough Community Association and Muirhevnamor Cross Border Partnership, and funded by the Peace Impact Programme, the Course consists of skills-building exercises for 13 young people from the local area, emergency skills, promoting social leadership and community awareness.

Speaking following an awards ceremony in Bessbrook Community Centre on Friday night, Cllr Mulgrew congratulated the participants for their hard work and community pride:

“This Emergency and Rescue Course is an exceptional cross-border opportunity for young people in the area to learn essential information and skills in emergency situations.

“Those bright young activists involved have taken an opportunity to meet and share their skills for their own wellbeing, and that of their community.

“By taking the lead in building social cohesion in their area, and recognising the invaluable importance of community activism, we can all learn from their example.”