North West Migrants Forum

Registration now open for North West Migrants Summer Club

WITH the school holidays looming large we are very excited to be announcing the return of our Summer Club.

This year’s programme will run from July 9 to August 17 and will be open to young people aged from seven years up to 15 years.

There are 50 places available and the project will run three days per week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Events will be broken down to accommodate three age groups – 7 to 9-year-olds, 10 to 12-year-olds and 13 to 15-year-olds.

Local creative Estafanía Baena helped the children of Summer Club 2023 paint these beautiful t-shirts.

A new addition to this year’s scheme will be an opportunity for young people aged 16 to 17 to gain new skills. By volunteering to help out they will bolster their CV and build up experience that will assist them as they embark on their journey into adulthood. The North West Migrants Forum will provide a reference to those who volunteer for the entirety of the scheme.

Our organising committee has already begun drawing up a busy itinerary which includes days out, art workshops, sports and culinary fun, with more activities to be added in the coming days. The programme will conclude with an overnight residential.


Helping deliver the Summer Club for the second year running will be Aoife Greenberg and Adrian Courcelles Baena.

Adrian said one of the main goals was to break down cultural barriers and give young people opportunities that will help shape their future career.

“By coming up with a list of activities that has something for everyone – whether that is sports, outdoors, art, cooking – we aim to give them the social tools that will assist them in the years to come.

“The important thing is to register as with such a busy programme, places are going to be snapped up quickly.”

This year’s Summer Club is being financed through a £150,000 grant from the Co-Op Foundation’s Future Communities Fund.

Enjoying Barbiemania during a trip to the cinema in 2023.

Chief Executive of the North West Migrants Forum, Lilian Seenoi Barr, said she was delighted the Forum was in a position to deliver a project that will offer young people the opportunity to get active, get involved and meet new friends.

“The funding we have received from Future Communities is designed to help young people into leadership positions. By giving them the opportunity to develop our summer of activities, we are enabling them to grow both personally and in terms of their future careers.”

Gearing up to make a splash during a fun day out at Creggan Country Park last year.

Registration for the Summer Club is now open. Once a young person is signed up, information containing the finer details of activities and events will be sent out.

To register click here: or contact the North West Migrants Forum via You can also call the Forum on 02871 362184.