Windows4Opportunity is a powerhouse of charities and organisations with one common goal, providing access to education for people living in direct provision.
Our aim is to provide laptops to people living in Direct Provision whose opportunity to avail of an education has been stunted by their circumstances & lack of access to technology.
900 untapped talents
900 contributions to society
900 names. We're seeking to support 900 individuals in achieving their dreams by accessing education and you can support us by donating any amount, big or small here on our GoFundMe.
If you're interested in donating a new laptop, please visit https://recruitrefugeesireland.com/windows-4-opportunity/
for further information & to get in touch.
Without access to technology, your chances of an education and your chances of securing employment are nil. Your opportunity to connect with the outside world does not exist.
Sadly, for many students enrolled on courses that have since moved online, their ability to continue their studies is not possible.
Having access to technology will not just allow people access to education and job opportunities, it will instil a sense of hope for their future. A hope that when things change, they will be ready to embrace a new life, a new career and a future full of opportunity.
Give the gift of hope, give the gift of opportunity, create a window of opportunity & change someone's life.
Fundraiser - The BIG Dip
A dip in the ocean perhaps, but your moment of chilly exhilaration could change someone's life!
THE BIG DIP
We're currently organising a campaign to raise awareness for #windows4opportunity called The BIG Dip.
The BIG Dip is a virtual, splishy sploshy fundraiser that aims to provide connection to educational resources for people living in direct provision whilst raising awareness of the need for such vital resources. A great alternative for this year's office party.
All you have to do is dip in the sea, photo or video your dip/swim/dive, tell the world who you're fundraising for and then run like crazy into the sea. Post your pic or your vid to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @thebigdipireland with the hashtag #windowsforopportunity and make some noise whilst having some fun!
We want people in the sea all over Ireland in solidarity with those who have been placed in direct provision.
We recommend you share what you're doing and let the world know what you're up to.
If you don't want to dip you can still donate and if you can't donate, you can still dip! Just be sure to use the hashtag in your posts to bring awareness to the campaign.
If you're donating, no matter how big or small, let us know and we'll give you a name from our 900 hopefuls so you can state that you're doing this for THEIR opportunity....right before you throw yourself into the freezing water.
Know who you're fundraising for, show solidarity, get wet & get ready to change someones life.
Bring the family, bring the dog, but please follow our safety advice and guidelines and always keep within government guidelines for covid safety.
For further information on #windows4opportunity please visit https://recruitrefugeesireland.com/windows-4-opportunity/
Windows4Opportunity are......and we keep on growing so get in touch if you want to get involved!
RRI - Recruit Refugees Ireland www.recruitrefugeesireland.com
MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland www.masi.ie
DORAS - https://doras.org/about-us/
WLD - Wexford Local Development https://www.wld.ie/
Friends of the Marian Centre Tullamore https://www.facebook.com/TullamoreWelcome/
PAT - Professional Accountancy Services https://professionalaccountancytraining.com/
Wexford Sanctuary Runners https://sanctuaryrunners.ie/
ICD - International Community Dynamics https://internationalcommunitydynamics.com/
Cork City of Sanctuary - https://www.corkcity.ie/en/council-services/services/community/community-initiatives/cork-city-of-sanctuary.html
Galway African Diaspora - https://www.facebook.com/galwaydiaspora/
Open Doors - https://www.opendoorsinitiative.ie/
FIND US: https://www.facebook.com/thebigdipireland