This Is Our Story
Every Child is Your Child is about bringing people together for a common purpose, which is to empower, motivate, and encourage harmony and interdependence among parents, focusing on those living in direct provision.
All children deserve the chance to live full and happy lives and we want to help them do just that.
Direct provision is intended to provide for the welfare of asylum seekers and their families as they await decisions on their international protection applications in Ireland. Around 40% have been waiting for more than 5 years. Asylum seekers are forced to live on a weekly allowance of €38.80 per week and €29.80 per child per week. It is a huge burden and challenge for parents, and for children, especially those of school-going age
The mission of ECIYC is to connect people; we foster collaboration so that collective effort and the sharing of ideas help spread successful practice. We advocate for the rights of children living in the direct provision system and raise awareness about the existing barriers and challenges that inhibit these children from enjoying a fulfilling childhood. This, in turn, promotes systemic improvements in education and the quality of life for children living in the direct provision system
We have set up a fund that will be used to assist parents living in Direct Provision who face particular difficulties in putting kids through schools such as school fees or new uniforms or books etc.
Primarily we aim to do this through our dinner evening in Thomond Park where we share enriching stories from key speakers and enjoy some great food and wonderful entertainment acts. We also aim to appeal to generous donors to get involved by helping in different and various ways such as buying books, school uniforms, etc. Please help us in our cause to aid parents/children living in Direct Provision.