Europe → Ireland
Help immigration young people through the power of the beautiful game
Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland both have a arich football tradition, but also a recent history plagued by issues of racism and social exclusion for minority groups.
There has been an increase in incidents of racism in Ireland over the last decade that has been left largely unaddressed by governmental organizations. Furthermore, ethnic minorities are also underrepresented and excluded from full participation in sport.
SARI believes that sport can be a major driver for positive social change in Ireland and further afield. SARI presents sporting events that bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds, promoting intercultural dialogue and celebrating cultural diversity through education projects in schools and awareness campaigns.
Many of the children and young people SARI works with are 2nd generation immigrants with Irish accents, who go to Irish schools, and follow the national teams – they are citizens of Ireland and SARI feels that they have a responsibility towards them.
During your IRELAND experience you will:
Fly out from your hometown.
Arrive in Dublin. Welcome meeting with team. Pick up game. City tour of Dublin.
Introduction to the third half and SARI. “Football For All” workshop.
Soccer activity with local kids. Attend professional match (*optional and additional ticket cost).
Visit Croke Park and GAA Museum. SARI anti-discrimination football training workshop. Friendly Game at Mosney Direct Provision Centre. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 1: Global Leadership and International Development.
Sightseeing: Jeanie Johnston Tall Shop. Physical Literacy Workshop. SARI Soccernites training session.
Transfer to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titanic Museum tour.
Troubles tour. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.
Participation in SARI soccer activity with Glentoran Academy. Transfer back to Dublin. Free time in Dublin.
SARI Nutrition for Sport workshop. Tour and workshop of National Stud Horse Breeding Facility. SARI Hijabs and Hat-tricks training session.
SARI Stick with Diversity workshop. Collins barracks tour. Friendly match with Dublin Devils. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 3: Racism, Religion, Gender and Discrimination in Ireland.
Adventure Centre Activity. SARI Soccernites training.
SARI Activity Workshop. Light training. 5 v. 5 mini soccer tournament with local kids.
Kilmainham Gaol tour. Farewell dinner with SARI.
Fly home. Arrive home.
A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.
Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing.Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees).*Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.