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CIT Advocacy Graduation Day 2017

CIT Advocacy Graduation Day 2017

Thursday 23 March 2017

This year there were two graduating classes, “Introduction to Advocacy” and “Advanced Advocacy”.

Both of these courses were run through the partnership between ‪‎Cope Foundation‬ and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).‬

‪‎Advocacy‬ is very important in the lives of people supported by Cope Foundation. ‬

It is so important for people to know their rights and how to speak up for themselves about what they want.

We would like to thank Dr. Margaret Linehan, Dr. Margaret O’Keeffe and Michelle Kelleher for all of their hard work as well as Dr. Barry O’Connor who presented the certificates. Sean Abbott, CEO Cope Foundation, congratulated the graduates on their amazing achievement and thanked CIT for their continued support. Well done and thank you to Norita Hedigan for her powerful speech which she made on behalf of the graduates. Thank you also to Mary Murphy for her beautiful performance on the harp.

Introduction to Advocacy graduates collecting their certificates: Introduction to Advocacy graduates collecting their certificates: Nathan O'Rourke, Elizabeth O'Keeffe, Seamus O'Sullivan, Kelvan Russell, Conor Hennessy, Megan Twomey, Darragh Galvin, Sheila Connolly, Michael Hanover, James Barry, Emma Deady, Rob Gasiorowsl, Cathy Doyle, Emer Murphy, Anna O'Shea, Marian Neligan, Florin Nolan, James Hanley, Shane Crosby, Harry Nagle, Jack Lyons, Jenna Brierley, Maria Duggan, Marge O'Riordan and Sean Cronin.

Advanced Advocacy graduates collecting their certificates: Advanced Advocacy graduates accepting their certificates: Norita Hedigan, Leigh Griffin, Yvonne O'Donoghue, Julia Murphy Drews, Helen Mackey, Nora Ann McCarthy, Nora Mary McCarthy, Dan O'Sullivan, Troy O'Sullivan, Alan Moran, Mary Murphy, Fiona Hurley, Daniel Brady, Fergus O'Donovan, Miriam Creagh, Patricia Groarke and Aaron Daly.

Credit to Barry O’Sullivan (CIT) for the photos.

Congratulations to all involved for another successful year of this programme.Now it is time for you to use your advocacy skills in your local areas.