15 July 2018 – SEFF’s quartet to attend US Peace building Conference

This Summer local teens, Zara Ferguson (from Derrygonnelly) Sophie Carson (from Maguiresbridge) Melissa Keys (from Kesh) and Ambra West (from Irvinestown) along with chaperone and SEFF staff member Doreen Mullan will represent South East Fermanagh Foundation at a Global Peacebuilding Conference organised via the Tuesday’s Children organisation and its’ Project Common Bond Programme.

Those representing SEFF will be part of an International grouping of young people (some 80 strong from almost 20 different Nations across the World) whose families’ lives have been directly affected by Terrorism or other civil strife.

The Conference will be held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine over the period; July 28th – August 5th 2018.

The Tuesday’s Children organisation was founded to provide support and services for the children of 9/11 and others affected by Global terrorism organised the event through its’ Project Common Bond Programme.

Kenny Donaldson, Director of Services for South East Fermanagh Foundation commented: “SEFF are honoured to be again sending four young women to this year’s PCB Conference taking place in Waterville, Maine. All four attending are young women and Fermanagh lassies who’ll be accompanied by Chaperone Doreen Mullan”.

“SEFF encourages families and individuals connected with our organisation to build networks with others who come from similar backgrounds and experiences (irrespective of where they are located in the World) Together we are stronger”.

“The Conference will examine how genuine and sustainable Peace can be built within and between our peoples of the World; we trust that our SEFF reps come back equipped with a set of skills and learning which will equip them to be leaders within the community in the times that are ahead”.

Mr Donaldson concluded: “SEFF are clear that the use of terrorism and criminal violence in the furtherance of or defence of a so-called political objective cannot ever be justified whether that violence is perpetrated by Republican or Loyalist terrorists or individual members of the security forces who criminally breach the code. This message of consistency must be conveyed within public policy”.

For further info, please contact: Kenny Donaldson on: 028 677 23884 or 07900882770