Foróige member Ashling Dunphy, from Carrick-On-Suir is among the finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, which celebrate young people for their volunteer work, and the positive contribution they make in their local community.
Following the devestation caused by Storm Frank in January 2016, Ashling mobilised a clean-up initiative to assist locals who had lost their homes, or who's homes had been damaged.
We are half way through #FabFeb, and clubs and projects all over Ireland are doing activities to mark Foróige Against Bullying month.
So far this month, we have seen young people take part in activities that vary from 'Random Acts of Kindness' Pledge Walls, walks to spread the anti bullying message, or simply having TAB (Tea and Biscuits) time!
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has announced that Foróige, in partnership with Youth Work Ireland, has been awarded a 3 year contract to provide children and young people's participation support services to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Carndonagh Foróige Club played an active part in promoting One World Week (OWW) with Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP) & National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) this year with the help of Paul Kelly (animation).
The young people made an animation about migration and the trip from Syria to Calais. The club learned about migration and why refugees are fleeing their homes. They made the animation by drawing, colouring and cutting out pictures.