atest press release from the Tiglin gang, issued on Tuesday, August 15th, and written in Feckologese, it seems…
Members of the International Diplomatic community to Ireland attended an event today at Tiglin’s facility in Coolnagreina, Greystones, home to over 100 Ukrainian Nationals, alongside Tiglin’s aftercare, family support and youth cafe.
Following the success of the National Ukrainian Day event at Tiglin’s Coolnagreina Centre in June, members of the diplomatic community returned again to offer their support for the work of Tiglin. “Events such as these offer a great opportunity for countries to share their culture and interests in Irish charities, leaving legacies and impressions on Irish society.”
“The facilities at Greystones youth cafe have been built and supported by many local people, businesses and churches as well as Wicklow County Council, and once again, these facilities have received the generous support of others who gathered today.”
The event highlighted the variety of work that Tiglin undertakes at the Greystones facility. Still, today’s focus is on the new multimedia system that will facilitate several pro-social activities at Greystones Youth Cafe on Trafalgar Road.
“The event displayed that internationally we value the importance of investing in services for young people; we know that when we come together, we make life richer for those who live in our communities and towns. Facilities such as this youth cafe, run by Tiglin, are vital and provide safe spaces for our youth to socialise, learn and have fun,” said Tiglin Chairman Aubrey Mc Carthy.
With increases in the waiting times for services such as CAMHS, increased rates of prescriptions for anti-depressants in adolescents and growing rates of anxiety amongst our youth, it is important that targeted interventions such as Greystones youth cafe are recognised as a valid means to meet some of the growing needs among young people.
Now, the facilities include a pizza oven, a barista coffee machine and an outdoor seating area and now the cafe benefits from having multimedia equipment that can project movies in high quality and sound, making it another attractive option for young people in Greystones socialise, talk and find their place in the community.
Open on Wednesdays and Fridays 7pm to 9pm, you can find out more about the Greystones Youth Cafe here, and get in touch on email here.