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Garryowen Wall of Hope will send a powerful message to the community

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Garryowen Wall of Hope   The Garryowen Residents Association has been working to address the community’s identified needs, such as an inspiring ‘Wall of Hope’.

The wall’s mural will centre around positivity and will incorporate a number of positive quotes that the community will get to choose from

The Garryowen Residents Association has been working closely alongside the University of Limerick’s Community, Wellness Empowerment, Leadership and Life Skills group to address the Limerick City community’s identified needs, such as a Garryowen Wall of Hope.

The CWELL diploma programme represents a long-term commitment from the university to support individuals and communities in under-represented parts of Limerick. CWELL representatives recently met with the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership to discuss development projects in the Garryowen area, where the Garryowen Wall of Hope came to light.

The Garryowen Residents Association took to Facebook to announce their brilliant new idea, which will see a mural created on a portion of the Markets Feild boundary wall. The mural will centre around positivity and will incorporate a number of positive quotes that the community will get to choose from.

A list of possible mural quotes has been given to the community, such as ‘you are enough’, ‘be kind’, ‘believe in yourself’, ‘be you’ and ‘anything is possible, everything is doable’. The Garryowen Residents Association will select the most popular four quotes to be featured on the Wall of Hope.

This engagement from the community will make the Wall of Hope even more powerful, as it is something they are choosing together. So far, ‘be kind’ is a community favourite, a simple but strong message.

The aim of the wall is to spread positivity and hope to those who pass by, even on bad days. 

The CWELL programme is designed to educate participants about managing physical and mental well-being, empowering individuals and groups to identify and advocate for their needs, and developing the necessary leadership and life skills to address personal and community development objectives in a proactive and strategic manner.

For more on the University of Limerick CWELL programme, go HERE 

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