Last weekend, the Foróige Reference Panel gathered in Gormanstown in Co.Meath for the final time this year. The young people, who were elected at the Regional Conferences earlier this year, are members of Foróige Clubs and Projects from across the country. This year, they worked on a survey to determine why older members were leaving Foróige, and a National Listening survey in order to understand what the organisation was doing right, and what areas it could improve upon.
The recent "Safe and Sounds" Halloween Festival in Monaghan town was a massive success, with over 2,000 people attending the festivities!!
The event, which is a partnership between Foróige, the Gardaí, the Fire Service, the Civil Defence, Monaghan Shopping Centre, and Monaghan County Council, is aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour on Halloween night.
The crowd enjoyed music from four local bands, a kiddies disco, a raffle with a top prize of €3,000, and an impressive fireworks display!
Former participant in the Big Brother Big Sister programme, Jumoke Abass Alesinloye and Mary Lynch presented at The Global Youth Mentoring Network’s international conference entitled ‘Youth Mentoring, Cultural Diversity, Minorities and Migrant Groups’ which took place in the University Institute of Lisbon – ISCTE-IUL, Portugal on Thursday 19 October 2017.