All courses are pay as you go €5 including all materials and refreshments with the exception of floristry which is €8 per session. With support from funders the courses offered from September 2013 – June 2014 are as follows:
Geneology Monday 10:30am – 12:00pm
Money Management – funded by Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund Monday 10:30 am – 12:00pm
Pottery Tuesday 10:30am – 12:00pm
Decoupage Wednesday 10:30am – 12:00pm
Knitting Wednesday 10:30am – 12:00pm
Sewing Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm
Wire Work Funded by Dublin City Council Thursday 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Flower Arranging Thursday 10.00 – 12.00
Cookery Monday nights 6.
The adult programme has expanded enormously throughout the years. Many adults avail of of courses in the New Life Centre weekly and on evaluation of the programme it was decided to increase this service to provide in the region of seven different courses which change each term offering a great variety and opportunity to try out new things and meet new people.
Through the adult courses we aim to create a space where people feel welcome and may learn new skills. Each term we change our programmes to meet the needs in the community.
At present the New Life Centre is providing an adult course service to 200 members of the community each week. Each term a new round of courses is offered and the number is on the increase. The New Life Centre evaluates courses on a regular basis to ensure that the needs of the community are being met.
The people directly benefiting from the centre are the local and extended community, traveller men and women, people who have suffered bereavement, men and women with little or no literacy skills, and in general people wishing to learn new skills both from Darndale and the adjacent community. For some it is their only outlet all week. HSE and DCC frequently refer clients to our Centre. We facilitate a number of clients from St. Michael’s House on our courses.
We provide courses and services that assist people in the community in gaining self-confidence, and learning new skills that will hopefully encourage them to seek further education. Our course funders are Dublin City Council, Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB).
Our main objectives for the adult courses promote a community based education approach and social inclusion. The Centre actively promotes integration and inclusion in all aspects of work. We work to realise the potential of all.