Recognition and Awards
Last year as in previous years Cois Tine undertook a lot of work that made a difference to many people. Usually this just happened with little notoriety. In 2011 it was a bit different as Cois Tine was featured in RTE’s the Secret Millionaire Programme and received a very welcome prize of €5,000. However, this was not the only award that Cois Tine received in recent times. It also received recognition as runner up in the national Diverse Ireland Awards and two Certificates of Recognition, one from AKIDWA a Dublin based African Women’s Organisation and the second from the Sudanese Association of Cork. These were given for Cois Tine’s “support” and for “dedication to promoting equality and Justice for migrant women in Ireland.”
Most recently Cois Tine was presented with the Nigerian Community of Cork’s Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year Award for “being the most supportive organisation to its main and sub-communities.” At the presentation which took place in January 2012 Fr. Angelo Lafferty, Director, represented Cois Tine and received the award from the President of the Nigerian Associations Cork branch, Mr Emeka Ikevuasi. Other members of the association who were present on the occasion were the Youth & Special Events Coordinator and Acting Secretary, Mr Tony Lawani and two members of the Board of Trustees, Pastor Dickson Iribasoye and Mr Ben Uzoma. Mrs Eileen McDonald was also present representing Cois Tine staff.
Our thanks to all who have acknowledged our work we appreciate this and are encouraged as a result.