This summer the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship team have been busy running NFTE Biz Camps around the country. The NFTE Biz camps are set up to give young people an opportunity to get involved in Entrepreneurship during a fun and interactive week, which includes hearing from a variety of guest speakers and site visits to companies such as Google and IBM. The young people have been exploring new business opportunities, social enterprise, developing new business ideas, market research, and product and business development.
Congratulations to the young people who have made it through to the final of the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition. Today (June 17th) Ava Pierce (15) from Askamore Foróige Club in Co. Wexford, and Sinead Dunne (13) from Daredevils Foróige Club in Co. Laois made through to compete in the final of the competition, which will take place at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore on the 18th-20th of September, 2018.
On 10th July, 14 young people from Co. Mayo travelled to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to present their findings as youth researchers. The group investigated young people's knowledge of support services and what young people want the adults who work with them to know. This work has been a partnership between Foroige, Tusla and was supervised by the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement at NUI Galway.
2000 young people from all over Ireland attended the 10th anniversary of Band on the Strand on Lacken Strand in Mayo, last Saturday.
The line up included amazing acts like The Frank & Walkters, Le Galaxie, and Wild Youth.
The crowd also enjoyed Rocket Pyrotechnics doing fireworks, Inferno putting on a fire show, and inflatable attractions.
A number of free creative, sporting and fun pop-up events are to be held by Foróige in Palmerstown Community Centre, Kennelsforth Green, in the coming weeks and months to encourage teens to socialise and enjoy the summer.
The Pop Up Event Series are as follows:
Wednesday 22nd August 10:30-1:30pm - Creative Art Workshop (creative writing, animation, arts n crafts)