Young Voices

These articles reflect the opinions and ideas of young people who may or may not be involved in Foróige. They represent the views of the authors as individuals and not necessarily the views of Foróige as an organisation.

Foróige member Liam O'Driscoll from Cork represents us at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg

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Foróige November 25, 2015

Foróige member Liam O’Driscoll has represented us at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg in the last month. 57 nationalities attended the Forum; an annual gathering of leaders, civil society activists, representatives of business, academia, media, and young people too, to debate key challenges for democracies across the world.

 

Mohill Foróige Club are the winners of the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2015 in partnership with Aldi Ireland!

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Foróige October 28, 2015
1,600 young people, volunteers and staff attended the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in partnership with Aldi Ireland on Saturday 24th October at the RDS. The event was a celebration of over 100 #citizenshipchallenge projects carried out by young people throughout Ireland and attendees got to participate in special FX makeup demonstrations, a human-powered scalextrix track, a silent disco, make makey and 3D printing demonstrations, and to have their photo taken with a 7ft dancing robot! The Awards show was MC'd by RTÉ 2FM DJ Ruth Scott. 

New youth-centred research skills programme piloted by UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and Foróige

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Foróige October 5, 2015

The ‘Youth as Researchers Training Manual’ provides youth with a step-by-step guide to carrying out a research project and the workbook is designed to complement the training by suggesting practical tasks to support the research process. The manual and workbook were developed by a team of researchers and youth researchers at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society under the guidance of Professor Pat Dolan.

Foróige young people at the heart of the National Ploughing Championships 2015!

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Foróige September 30, 2015

Foróige young people brought a great deal of creative energy to the National Ploughing Championships last week! There were two major initiatives which attracted much interest; the National Junior Baking Competition, and the Foróige Time Travel Gardens, created with the support of well-known landscape artist Diarmuid Gavin. All of these activities came about due to the exciting partnership between Foróige and Aldi Ireland announced this year. 

Young Foróige members from Cork take part in a cultural exchange with young people from Hong Kong

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Foróige September 11, 2015

Young people from Foróige’s Mahon Youth Project and Glanmire Youth Project in Co. Cork have been on an exciting cultural exchange with teenagers from Hong Kong!

After months of preparation, applications, interviews, paperwork, emails, phone calls, meetings and chasing passports, the Irish delegation of nine young people and three adults set off from Cork to experience a new culture. Adam Peerbux, intern at the Glanmire Youth Project wrote the following account of the trip:

We arrived at our destination to be warmly welcomed by the Hong Kong delegation. 

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