First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

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Rosemary Barton MLA Visit

Fermanagh and South Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Rosemary Barton recently visited the First Steps Women's Centre in Dungannon. Mrs. Barton said: “I was privileged to visit the Women’s Centre and see first hand the work they carry out for women right across the community.  They provide an excellent service and I would encourage you to show them support".

Rosemary is a former school teacher (Maths & IT) and was very impressed with our facilities.  She visited our Childcare and all our classes - Vocational Studies, ESOL, Essential Skills Literacy and Digital Photography.  Rosemary happily chatted to the ladies in the classes and even helped judge a Digital Photography competition!

 Many thanks Rosemary and please keep promoting the great work we do here!


New Students

A massive welcome to all our new students!!

Everyone has settled in well and enjoying their FSWC experience.

 Yoga and Sew Good Students Sept 2016

IT Classes Sept 2016

Great Start to our Open Days

We had a great start to our Open Days on Tuesday 9th August 2106 with Lidl Chef Ian Orr.  

First Steps Women's Centre won the group section of the Lidl Community Works Campaign which made a generous donation to help fund the fantastic work we do here.  As 2016 is the Northern Ireland year of food and drink, Lidl provided the food and their Chef Ian Orr to come along and give a cookery demonstration - in fact he gave THREE cookery demonstrations!

As you can see we had a great audience who thoroughly enjoyed Ian's recipes!  

Open Day - Day 1

Walking Group Photo

What a great day for the ladies in our Walking Class!!!  They all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine while walking around Parkanaur today.

Let's hope this good weather continues ladies!!

Digital Photography Class

The Digital Photography ladies who received prizes from their Tutor Patricia Hynds (Tr@inIT)

Anne-Marie Rice - Family
Mae Taggart      - Baby
Maria Soares      - Family
Anne Slevin       - Scenery

Well done ladies!!!

New Notice Board

New Notice Board

We have been busy organising a new Noticeboard.

Thanks to Bernie (Informations officer) and Barbara (Progression Worker) with the decorating and Franco kindly took time out of his busy schedule to apply his DIY skills!

We think it is a Great job - do you??

Denise Mullen SDLP Visits FSWC

Denise Mullen SDLP

Denise Mullen, Mid Ulster SDLP Councillor called into the Centre on Monday 28th September 2015.

The Councillor witnessed for herself the amount of educational programmes offered and the volume of women attending classes here. We had 5 different classes with 79 women in attendance!

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Tesco Creche Donation

Tesco Dungannon Childcare Donation

A massive THANK YOU to Tesco Dungannon for their very kind donation of childcare essentials for our Creche!!  

As we have over 40 children availing of our facility each week, these essentials will be very much needed.

As the Tesco slogan states - "Every little helps!"

Evaluations March 2015

Next Steps To Computing
• Course was friendly, amicable and encouraging to learning.
• I thought the course was rushed.
• Jenny treats everyone the same. Very good and encouraging and lovely girls in course and staff.
• Very good teacher.

Sage Payroll Level 3
• I really enjoyed this course and I hope the Centre continues to provide more courses in the future so I can move on to the next level.
• The course should take more time.
• I would definitely recommend the Centre to others.

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Aware Defeat Depression Support Groups

Aware Defeat Depression have information about Depression, Post Natal Depression, Bipolar, Depression for carers and Depression in Older People.

The Dungannon Support Group runs fortnightly on a Tuesday evening at 7.00pm in the Gardeners Hall, Victoria Way, Milltown.

Aware Defeat Depression support groups





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