Supporting asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants through reuse
KASI, Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (formerly Killarney Asylum Seekers Initiative) was set up in 2000 to support Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants in Killarney and greater Killarney area. KASI operates a drop-in/resource center providing the following support/services:
KASI’s work evolved from the above to setting up social enterprises like the Charity Shop, Community Garden, lunch service in schools and the latest one opening Going Green Café and a Zero/Waste Refill Store. The aim is to create employment to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants through training, placements and employment in the said projects. All the projects are as such interlinked and not only addresses social and economic impact, but also environmental impact.
CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.
For more information about the project see here.