to receive National Open College Network (NOCN) certificates in Horticulture, in
connection with the Sensory Engagement Programme (SEP).
The achievements are
part of a partnership project between RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss, NCBI and
DeafHear funded by the EU's INTERRREG IVA Programme, managed by the SEUPB.aim to
improve engagement levels and consumer confidence of people with sensory
disabilities. The programme helps Deaf Sign Language User and people who live
with Hearing Loss or Tinnitus.
Sensory Engagement Programme is an
inter-regional project and covering a number of cross border areas with
particular focus in Donegal, Dundalk, Newry and Derry-Londonderry. Liam Clarke
NWRC Curriculum Co-ordinator added that this was a significant achievement for
“Everyone is really proud of what the students have achieved,
and it’s a great project to be involved with. We fully support the work the
Sensory Engagement Programme are doing in supporting people with disability, and
hope we can continue to be a part of it.”
Throughout the three-year duration
of the project, over 300 sensory disabled people and 600 service provider staff
will receive training and support to improve and increase service provision,
also raising awareness of sensory disabilities.
see the North West Regional College website here for more