Nasc to launch new website and logo in new premises on Friday 26th April
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Nasc are pleased to announce that Lord Mayor Mick Finn and Head of Office of UNHCR Ireland Enda O’Neill will be cutting the ribbon to formally open new premises for Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre on Friday 26th April.
Nasc will be hosting an “Open Day” between 11am and 3pm at our new premises in 34 Paul Street, Cork to welcome visitors to our new premises. Ribbon cutting is scheduled for 12:30pm. Citadel, a group of musicians based in Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre, will be performing music from 1-2pm.
“We are very grateful to Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley for giving us this space last Autumn. We are delighted to be so centrally located, it makes it much more convenient for people who are coming into us,” states Fiona Finn, CEO of Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre.
To coincide with the formal opening of new premises, Nasc will also be formally launching a new website, logo and our new three-year strategic plan.
Nasc received funding through the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Funds and from Ireland Funds to develop a more accessible and mobile friendly website. “We are very excited to be launching a new website. It has been several years in the development at this stage and is long overdue,” Ms. Finn comments.
“It was important to us that we make the site more accessible and user friendly. Of course, the core of our work remains the face to face legal advocacy service, where people come to us in person for support in navigating our complex immigration and protection systems. But our work must reflect the needs of our service users – migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities living in Ireland. Our new website will offer mobile and tablet friendly information about various immigration and asylum related issues, and importantly, will also offer self advocacy tools like template letters and how to guides to support people in things like citizenship or visa applications,” continues Ms. Finn.
“We are also launching a new logo, which we think is more reflective of our name – Nasc, the Irish word for ‘link’ – and our ethos, that we link migrants and refugees with their rights. Our new strategic plan sets out Nasc’s goals and objectives for the coming three years,” Ms Finn finishes.
All are welcome to join us in our offices in 34 Paul Street on Friday 26th April. Additional information available here.
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