Limerick’s Social and Health Education Project celebrates 10 year anniversary

Cora Daly, Limerick Clare Education Training Board Youth officer, graduate Dean Leahy, O Malley Park, Anita O’Shea, SHEP Chairperson, graduate Yvonne McCarthy, Cappagh and Gearoid Prendergast, Coordinator Midwest Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum. Pic: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick

The Social and Health Education Project is celebrating ten years of continuous training activity in Limerick.

To mark this milestone, the SHEP Midwest Advisory Group held their 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Absolute Hotel last week.

SHEP is a unique, not-for-profit, community-based training and development organisation with branches in Limerick, Cork, and Kerry.

Pictured at the Absolute Hotel are some of the 2019 SHEP Midwest graduates of the Social and Health Education Project which celebrated ten continuous years of training in Limerick. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick

Anita O’ Shea, Chair of the SHEP Mid-West Advisory Group said, “The SHEP Mid-West Training Programme has gone from strength to strength. A great number of people, their families and communities have benefitted from the transformational experience of SHEP courses.”

During the special celebration, 35 participants of the 2018/2019 training course groups were presented with certificates including three recently completed training groups, including one group who completed Specialised Tutor Training, the culmination of a four-year-long training journey with SHEP and two other groups who participated in the year-long SHEP Certificates in Personal Development course and Continuing Personal Development course.

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“The training programmes we offer are open to all, the courses are heavily subsidised to make them affordable and they offer wonderful opportunities to participants for deep and lasting learning,” Jim Sheehan, the SHEP Project Director explained.