Amaka Okonkwo and Minister Joe Costello T.D.
Minister of State Joe Costello T.D. meets with the African Diaspora at Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 on Monday, 18 November 2013.
Speakers were drawn from different volunteering organisations and a volunteer from African background.Amongst other issues raised were the involvements of Africans in strategic planning of projects or programmes that concern them, the huge cost of volunteering abroad on both the volunteers and volunteering organisations and the amount of impact Africans are making in volunteering sector in Ireland. The meeting was the first of its kind and it is hoped that there will be more in the future. In the mean time, people are encouraged to log in to www.irishaid.ie for more information and to make their views known. Click on the link below for photostream of the event -http://www.flickr.com/photos/edundalk/