March 2017

Teen spirit: Young entrepreneurs battle it out for national title

foroigeadmin March 30, 2017

Young entrepreneurs gather in the Mansion House today hoping to wow judges and be crowned ‘Foróige Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’. 

Fourteen finalists managing seven start-up businesses will pitch their products to a panel of expert judges from the business world including Stephen Vernon, M.D., Green Properties; Laura Lunch, Head of Youth Banking, Bank of Ireland; Siobhan Daly; Senior Supply Chain Specialist, Jazz Pharmaceutical and Judging Panel Chair, John Cahill, Assistant Chief Executive, Foróige.

Over 95% of Foróige volunteers feel they benefit from volunteering

foroigeadmin March 6, 2017

Foróige held its annual National Volunteer Conference in Sligo - the European capital of volunteering for 2017 - this weekend (3-5th March, 2017).

Hundreds of volunteers travelled from all over Ireland to attend the conference involving keynote speaker John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at University of Edinburgh; to participate in workshops and exchange ideas on best practice in youth work.

Foróige also launched the results of a survey of 500 Foróige volunteers it conducted this year. The findings included: