‘The Possible’ project saw Limerick Students with Narrative 4 commemorate the Good Friday Agreement 25th Anniversary
‘The Possible’ project sees Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Senator George Mitchell and Narrative 4 commemorate 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
Narrative 4, a charity working with youth and educators to bring about positive change in the community, has partnered with The Ireland Funds and Senator George Mitchell to launch a new project, ‘The Possible’, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
On 17th April, Senator Mitchell delivered a speech at Queen’s University Belfast as part of the Agreement 25 Conference, reflecting on the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement; the momentous event in which he served as a primary architect.
To mark the event, 45 students from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh in Limerick, St Dominic’s College in Ballyfermot, Dublin, Priory Integrated College in County Down and Malone Integrated College in Belfast read and distributed printed copies of Senator Mitchell’s speech to members of the public outside Queen’s University in Belfast, Leinster House in Dublin, Bedford Row in Limerick, and the Parliament in London.
The booklet will also be distributed to a number of politicians and former politicians including US President Joe Biden, former US President, Bill Clinton; and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Irish author Colum McCann, co-founder of Narrative 4, a global non-profit headquartered in Limerick, said, “This project is a way of honouring the legacy of our peace process, and teaching the youth of today about the necessity for dialogue. For the last number of weeks these young people have been learning about the Peace Process and the enormous impact it had on Ireland and beyond. They have also gotten to know each other through story exchange workshops coordinated by the Narrative 4 team. I would like to sincerely thank Senator Mitchell for and The Ireland Funds for their support.”
Caitriona Fottrell, President and CEO of The Ireland Funds said “Peace and reconciliation is at the core of The Ireland Fund’s mission, demonstrated by its long history of investing in organisations across this island that promote collaboration and peacebuilding. For this reason, The Ireland Funds is incredibly proud to support ‘The Possible’ project with Senator George Mitchell and Narrative 4. As the Good Friday Agreement reaches its 25th anniversary, there is a whole generation of young people who do not remember the Troubles or the peace process, but who have enjoyed its legacy of peace in Northern Ireland. We believe this project is a fantastic way of marking this important date, but also to educate young people about this important topic.”