Deirdre Martin, Chairperson of Brij, took time today, Monday 16th March 2020, to explain that in line with Government instructions, herself and other Brij volunteers are unable to visit residents in Cork City Direct Provision centers as has been the weekly norm for nearly 4 years.
Deirdre wanted to assure residents that we are thinking of you all and look forward to sharing time together when this challenging time is past.
In the meantime, everyone is strongly advised to only listen to the advice of reputable National/Official sources such as & Direct Provision Center Management, Government Agencies, National Radio Stations & established News Media. Be careful of false & misleading information. Check everything with reputable sources and don't share unless they are also saying the same thing.
To help pass away the hours, Deirdre passed on some practical suggestions below which might be helpful.......
See Deirdre's suggestions below
Plum Village App
For anyone out there who might feel overwhelmed with information at times, they might find this App helpful..
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10 FREE Learning Sites For Kids
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HELLO I am a VIRUS
Dear families and educator all over the world,
I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world.
Manuela Molina - the author
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