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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

Aug - Sept News 2010

The Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2010
The Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2010 is now open for applications.
For full details on guidelines and eligibility and to download an application form please select the link below. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2010.
If you would like some further information please contact Miriam at 01 8366592

Dublin Port Scholarship Scheme

Dublin Port Company and the Dublin Port Community Liaison committee, run a scholarship scheme which provides opportunities for individuals living in the Port area of Dublin to fulfill their potential through education.
Eligible Candidates for Scholarships
  • Individuals who have lived in the Port area of Dublin for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Individuals who would experience significant financial difficulty in undertaking third-level education.
  • Candidates for the scholarships will include school leavers, mature students and individuals wishing to pursue third-level foundation courses, as well as repeat Leaving Certificate students.

The scholarship programme does not include postgraduates.

Selection Criteria
  • Strong and focused ability and potential
  • Individuals who experience significant obstacles to progression
  • Strong motivation and commitment to pursue education
Selection process
Applications will be assessed by an independent panel. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by the selection panel.
For more information or to get application forms visit Dublin Port Website on the link below
or phone 887 6000

Dublin AIDS Alliance

Safer Sex Negotiation Skills: Training for Trainers Programme

7 weeks: 29th September to 17th November 2010. 10:00am to 4:00pm (Wednesdays)

Sponsored by the NICDTF, the primary aim of the programme is to provide youth and community workers with information and resources to work with clients in relation to sexual health and safer sex negotiation skills.

This is a multidisciplinary training programme that will provide information on HIV, STIs, Safer Sex Negotiation and Changing Sexual Behaviour Patterns, while providing participants with the necessary skills and capacity to disseminate the information to young people.

Who is the programme for?

Youth and community workers, etc., who will be required, on completion of the course, to deliver related sessions to the client group in their care.

The course has a level 5 FETAC accreditation, consequently, there will be course work attached (a learner journal, a short essay–1500 words-and a 10 minute presentation on the last day).

Course Schedule:

Week 1: Sexual Health, HIV & AIDS

Week 2: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Condom Use, and Hepatitis

Week 3: Changing Sexual Behaviour Patterns, and Making Sexual Decisions

Week 4: Safer Sex Negotiation Skills & Safer Sex Alternatives

Week 5: Policies, Best Practice & Legal Issues, and Presentation Skills

Week 6: Information Recap; Resources

Week 7: Participant Presentations

Course Fee: €200 [Note: the course fee includes all FETAC related costs]

Applications should be submitted by 22nd September 2010 - Places are limited.

Booking form and further information is available at, or email

Prevention Education & Training
Dublin AIDS Alliance
53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01-8733799