Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
316. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the annual percentage of primary and secondary schools that have completed the yellow flag programme in each of the years 2009 and 2019; and the annual funding provided to the programme for the same period in tabular form. [11519/20]
In 2017, the Irish Traveller Movement was awarded a grant of €150,410 (75% of total project budget), under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, following a Call for Proposals launched in September 2016. The Yellow Flag Programme, a practical programme that supports primary and secondary schools to become more inclusive of all cultures and ethnicities, was one of the initiatives funded under this grant. The project ran from 1 February 2017 to 1 February 2019. It aimed to deliver the 8-step programme to 15 schools over the term of the grant agreement, but has actually delivered to 20 schools.
In 2019, the Irish Traveller Movement was awarded a grant of €156,750 (75% of planned project budget) under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, following a Call for Proposals launched in April 2019. The project was launched on 3 October 2019 and is scheduled to run until 30 September 2022, to deliver the Yellow Flag 8-step programme to a further 15 schools.
Details of specific funding for the Yellow Flag Programme for each of the years requested is attached in Table 1.
Table 2shows the number of schools each year that were awarded the yellow flag (or renewed it), broken down between primary and secondary schools. Schools going through the yellow flag process at present have not been included.
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