Education and Employment

Doras focuses on Education and Employment projects that offer one-to-one support and training to address barriers like education access, language acquisition, and job skills.


Our work in the area of Education and Employment covers a range of projects and support services addressing issues such as:

  • Access to further and higher education opportunities
  • Online education platform SaorEd
  • English language acquisition
  • Support with CV writing, job search and interview skills
  • Career guidance
  • Confidence-building
  • Building social networks
  • Related immigration, discrimination, and international protection issues

We provide one-to-one information and support as well as group work and training initiatives that help people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to overcome the most common barriers to education and employment.

In our 2020 report ‘Getting Right to Work: Access to employment and decent work for International protection applicants in Ireland, we highlighted how a range of factors, including lack of recognition of qualifications and experience, poor pay rates, lack of promotional opportunities, lack of social capital, and discrimination all hinder access to decent work for migrants and refugees.

We are committed to addressing these barriers by providing access to education and by ensuring the support needed for equal access to employment are in place for everyone. For more information on our Education & Employment projects, see the project list below. 

Education and Employment Projects