Women’s Community Projects (Mullingar) Association was established in 1985 and has a long and proud tradition of service to the local community, in particular to women and their families.
Sr. Finbar commenced her work in the community of Mullingar in 1982 and she immediately set to work creating a supportive environment for women to meet, to build on their confidence and acquire basic home and craft skills.
Sr. Finbar – alongside a group of local women – worked on a voluntary basis and was instrumental in setting up and driving the agenda to create a local women’s project that would address barriers for women in society at the time, and empower them by providing both training opportunities and childcare supports.
Over the years, the centre has developed a range of training programmes that has provided people with the skills and supports to secure employment or continued education. To this day, the Project continues to expand, modify and diversify its activities, in line with the needs of all in the local Community.
Today, Women’s Community Projects provides a range of integrated support services to the people of Mullingar. It is now one of Mullingar’s largest training and development centre and is also home to one of the biggest childcare facilities in the country.
Equality for and progression of all in our community.
The Community in identifying their needs and in developing their potential through the provision of appropriate personal development and educational programmes/opportunities.
Learning and training experiences for all, which address identified needs.
With childcare facilities for: attendees of our educational activities, for parents attending other Community Education Programmes, and for families in the community who are in need of this support.
All of our services in a professional and client-centric manner, and work closely with state agencies and make effective use of allocated resources.