In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, the Women’s Centre celebrates Waterford Women in history. We are delighted to have Dr. Christina Henri, Roses from the Heart Project, launch another memorial plaque, our fifth, to women and especially pleased to see it placed on the Women’s Centre building at 74-76 Manor Street, Waterford. This plaque commemorates 300 forgotten women transported from Waterford to Van Diemen’s Land for petty crimes amid a backdrop of abject poverty and the famine in Ireland. Many left families here and never returned. The Bonnet Project exhibition is in the windows of the Women’s Centre and celebrates and names some of these individual women through this beautiful community art project and individual bonnets hand made by our groups. Thanks to WWETB and Creative Ireland for supporting this project.
Much appreciation to Waterford City & County Council, Local Economic Development Committee for approving an allocation of €1,445 towards upgrading our building.
The Women’s Centre is delighted to welcome WWETB funded groups back. LTI QQI 4 Pathways to Employment started September 14, Health and Wellbeing on the 15th and Certificate in Community Development QQI 6 on the 17th. All keeping safe and using blended learning with a mixture of online and face to face. Looking forward to opening up to more groups as we move forward.
We are working hard to get the Women’s Centre re-opened. We will be in touch next week with those who have their names down for a course, hopefully with a start date in mid September. We will begin with an online induction so we can return safely. See below the community education programmes on offer. If you wish to come into the Women’s Centre please telephone or email for an appointment.
The Women’s Centre is almost ready to reopen. Our staff will take holidays during the next month and all will return by the 31st of August. We expect our groups will be back early September. The building is prepared with the recommended Covid policies and procedures in place in order to keep everyone safe. We ask that all enquiries are by telephone or email for the moment. You can leave your contact details on 051 351918, email firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website and we will get back to you on our return. All programmes starting in September are listed below and on www.facebook.com/waterfordwomen/
Women’s Centre Second Hand Shop
We are also working hard to get our Second Hand Shop open again and are hoping to do so in early September. Due to current physical distance requirement, two people only will be permitted in the shop at one time. Hand sanitiser is provide at the entrance. Looking forward to seeing all our customers back then.