The North Tipperary Traveller Youth Project which is fully integrated is now in its seventh year and was set up due to a growing need for services for young Travellers and their families in the area. The project has its base at Thurles Youth Centre but also encompasses the Littleton and Templemore areas. It is funded by NATC and supported by two youth work assistants, one volunteer and junior leaders. The project currently engages with 60 young people aged between 7yrs- 18yrs on a weekly basis.
The aim of the project is to support young Travellers in the affirmation of their culture and in combating the effects of discrimination in their everyday lives as well as empowering them through activities which promote self esteem increased confidence and pride in the traveller culture.
To contact the North Tipperary Traveller Project
Phone: 0504 23426
Mobile: 087 2860980