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The Peace Walls Partnership gives young people a stronger voice on interface barriers

24th October 2016

A unique partnership between two Peace Walls Projects was today hailed for giving young people a stronger say on potential alterations to physical community divisions. The 16-week scheme, developed by Suffolk and Lenadoon Interface Group and Lower Oldpark Community Association, brought together almost 30 young people in west and north… Read More »

TBUC Summer Camp 2016

24th October 2016

SLIG Summer Camp 2016   40 young people from Suffolk and Lenadoon recently enjoyed a fun-packed and adrenaline- filled summer camp.   Thanks to funding provided by OFMDFM and administered by the Education Authority, the young people aged 8-16 spent a few days in SLIG prior to the camp, examining… Read More »

AMBIT15 - Peace Walls Worker Suzanne Shares Her Thoughts

12th March 2015

SLIG's Peace Walls Programme Officer Suzanne is currently in America, as part of the AMBIT15 programme. Here are her thoughts on her first few days:    "So far the AMBIT15 programme has been amazing, and we have been to the most deprived areas of Massachusetts. On Day 1, we spent… Read More »

Christmas Lights!

16th December 2014

Over 200 people enjoyed our Christmas event in early December. The cold weather didn’t deter locals from getting into the festive spirit. Arts & crafts workshops, where young people made lanterns and Christmas cards, and Christmas themed face paintings warmed the young people up before the elves welcomed them through… Read More »

Drug and Alcohol Group

16th December 2014

A ‘Natural Highs’ drug and alcohol awareness course commenced in September, aimed at engaging young adults in healthy behaviours and educating them in the dangers of substance abuse. The course was delivered by FASA – Families Against Substance and included 10 sessions covering the legal classification of drugs, and the… Read More »

Community Youth Work in an Interface Context module

16th December 2014

SLIG has recently delivered our own pioneering module as part of the ‘Youth Work Studies Certificate Course’ at Ulster University. The module entitled ‘Community Youth Work in an Interface Context’ is now an integral part of the options provided by the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, and we… Read More »

Young People and Policing Group

16th December 2014

SLIG has facilitated a course of interaction between local young people and the PSNI, aimed at improving relations between the two. The course was designed to challenge both young people and the neighbourhood policing team by placing them in the shoes of the other, and helping them develop empathy for… Read More »

Queens University Youth Research

20th May 2014

As part of a young adult learner programme, participants from across the interface surveyed 34 local young people to find out their attitudes to so-called peace walls and their experience of living near an interface. The findings of the ‘Young People's Views of Living Near an Interface’ research was published in… Read More »

Events Coming Up, Spring/Summer 2014!

12th May 2014

We have a number of events coming up in the near future:     Talking to Your Enemies We are hoping to arrange a ‘Talking to Your Enemies’ evening with Jo Berry and Pat Magee. Jo and Pat have been on an fascinating journey of reconciliation, following the death of… Read More »

Peace Walls Art Programme

8th May 2014

The next sites to be progressed through the Peace Walls Programme focuses on are the Colin Glen River Path in Suffolk, and the Lenadoon side of the Stewartstown Road interface. We are pleased to have successfully secured funding for an artist to come in and deliver an art programme around… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme Update

8th May 2014

Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project site update After months of community consultation, we are delighted that capital work has finally begun! The Suffolk entrance to the Stewartstown Road (SRRP) building is first, with work underway to make the entrance more accessible and welcoming, including disabled access for the first time. At… Read More »

Youth Achievement Awards 2014

8th May 2014

The 4th annual Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday 12th March 2014 thanks to funding provided by the Ur City Too fund via Belfast City Council and additional funds provided by SLIG. The event, which includes all youth providers across Suffolk and Lenadoon, is a highlight in… Read More »

Creating Positive Legacies

8th May 2014

Thanks to money secured through NI Community Relations Council, we were able to deliver an extensive community relations programme focussed on building relations between teenagers across the interface. Twelve young people participated in a programme that challenged the mindsets of the young people, provided adrenaline filled activities and an environment… Read More »

Interface Soccer Sevens, 2014

8th May 2014

Our annual Interface Soccer Sevens event ran at Seaview, the home of Crusaders FC, at the end of March with over 100 young people participating across two age groups. Seven-a-side teams from interface across Belfast including Suffolk/Lenadoon, Ardoyne/Shankill and Donegall Pass/Lower Ormeau competed at Under 11 and Under 15 levels… Read More »

Active Communities - free sports training available!

8th May 2014

As a member group of Belfast Community Sport Development Network (BCSDN), SLIG can offer a free resource of sport and physical activity coaching to all groups in Suffolk and Lenadoon. BCSDN have deployed twenty coaches across Belfast in key partner organisations including our very own James Wright, a multi skills… Read More »