‘Inferno, Kid’ is a coming of age tale on a path strewn with vice and vanquished hope. The piece is set in an area of Limerick City beset by grinding poverty and gangland crime in the naughties. Its nine chapters offer a gritty framework of poverty, crime and social policy in modern Ireland.
The project original began as an animation, it has also developed as a spoken word piece. It will premier at the Limerick Fringe, April 4-6th.
For more see www.infernokid.com
The 'Apprentice Programme' pilot (2011-2014) took two promising young people from one of the most marginalised areas in Western Europe and equipped them with all the skills necessary to enter the workforce. Each of the young men finished the three year programme with a ‘Diploma in Youth & Community’, accredited by University College Cork. The Programme had three clear objectives:
To combat youth unemployment in the most marginalised areas
To create a framework whereby a community can nurture & develop local professionals
To support role models in areas of high unemployment & low educational attainment