Testimonials

Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is committed to assisting people from different community and cultural backgrounds by offering a range of support services.

Here’s what some of them had to say about us:

Shirley Stronge

Hi Hetty
it was really great to see you all again and also to get only a wee snap shot of all that you do , I really enjoyed being with you all and he flowers were more than kind . Thank you for all that you guys do and even if we could replicate what you guys do in every county then mothers would be much happier and life would be sooooooooooooo much better 🙂
Happy to help as and when I can

OLIWIA OSINSKA

“The thing I enjoy most about Oasis is the sense of family and belonging I have found there. Some individuals who I probably wouldn’t get along with otherwise have turned out to be really kind and fun people in an inclusive, nurturing environment..”

Veronica Dempsey

“FREEDOM ACTS HELPS BRING EMPOWERMENT IN COMMUNITIES. SO MANY MIGRANT WORKERS DON’T KNOW THEIR RIGHTS OR WHERE TO GET HELP, BUT FREEDOM ACTS IS HELPING CONNECT THEM TO THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.”

“Many thanks for a very worthwhile experience. Your team at Connect CIP are so inspiring. The help and support you give woman and their families is amazing. The service is so greatly needed in order to be an advocate to woman and aids greatly to empower woman. I will always remember these last two weeks and the stories the woman shared with me.”

Steven
CEO - Saxton
Thank you so much for the great training! For the first time ever I wasn’t nervous going to a customer meeting—I had my plan and knew exactly what I was going to do.
SASHA STEWART
“Wow!! Our first Oasis summer camp experience just happened! Awesome just about starts to cover it. Thanks guys for all your hard work. An amazing team and a monster effort but our kids gave it “a million out of ten”. So we’re well and truly hooked! Can’t wait for the next one!”
SYLVIA
“This CONNECT group is amazing
The children learn to share and play
For parents as well, we get time out
We can speak in our own language or speak to other mums in English
I have time to myself
I share experiences
I learn what to do in time of need.”
GITA
“6 weeks ago I came to this nice group at Connect. This group changed my life. First I found new friends and I lost a lot of weight. Now I have more confidence in myself. I learned a lot. Big thanks for you!.”
JUSTYNA MATUSZEWSKA
“My first project in Oasis was Fusion project, this for real changed my life here. Someone started to talk with me, tried to understand. Leaders never laughed at my English, people were nice, projects were amazing.”
DEYSE ASSUNCAO
“My confidence has improved lots too – I believe in my ability to do things more and being given different responsibilities throughout my placement has helped with this. Before I moved to NI, I knew a little English but didn’t like to practice in case I got it wrong – working with Oasis and seeing how many different cultures there are has helped me to improve my language skills and be more confident in starting conversations!”
“OUR SINCERE THANKS TO FREEDOM ACTS FOR HELPING US TO REINFORCE THESE MESSAGES IN SCHOOL IN SUCH AN INTERACTIVE AND MEANINGFUL WAY.”
Gangmasters
Labour Abuse Authority
“The work of Freedom Acts to highlight and disrupt labour exploitation is having a real impact in protecting migrant workers.”
SAMANTHA JARASIUTE
“From the moment I walked through the door od Oasis every thing changed, feeling accepted, non-judged, warmth and a friendliness that I had longed for. I found a wider family that I didn’t previously have in Northern Ireland. Through the support, acceptance and a sense of belonging I began to rebuild my life”
Bailey
Director - TriNet
The instructor made the course very enjoyable while still providing a lot of useful information. I really enjoyed taking this workshop and would recommend others to do so as well.