A new project, which invites Kerry people to befriend families of Syrian refugees who’ve settled in Kerry, is to be unveiled in Tralee tonight.
The ‘Befriender’ scheme is aimed at getting local people to link up with refugee families, and help them learn English, adapt to Irish culture and integrate more into the local community.
It’s being spearheaded by the Tralee International Resource Centre, where a public meeting is being held tonight at 6.30pm to explain how it works.
Co-ordinator of the centre, Mary O’Carroll, says the project has already run successfully in Dublin and Portlaoise.
She says there are lot of practical ways that local people can help these families: