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Minister Zappone visits the Gateway Youth Project

foroigeadmin September 6, 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD visited the Gateway Youth Project in Athlone on Monday.

She saw the range of work done by the project: the Be Healthy Be Happy Programme carried out through art; she got a taste of the music development work done by the young people in conjunction with Music Generation; the Leadership for Life programme facilitated in the Athlone Community College; and talked to the young people who participated in the Leadership for Life programme carried out with the army earlier in the summer.

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Foróige Philadelphia to visit Irish Consulate in New York

foroigeadmin August 22, 2017

Young people from Foróige Philadelphia and the Irish Immigration Centre will meet with dignitaries from the Irish government on an upcoming day trip to New York. The group will visit the Irish Consulate in the city, as well as visiting the New York Irish Hunger Memorial where they will learn more about the Great Irish Famine. 

 

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Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative officially launched in Antrim

foroigeadmin August 21, 2017

The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative was officially launched in Antrim recently, and marks the first time that the programme will run in Northern Ireland.

Foróige Chairperson, Sandra McIntyre, and Foróige CEO, Seán Campbell joined GAA Officials at the event in Antrim GAA County Offices.

The launch was also attended by young people who are taking part in the programme, their parents, and representatives from Antrim GAA.

 

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The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Programme - Blog Week 5

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Foróige August 10, 2017

Returning to our wet, cold land on my 7 hour flight, I thought of all I’ve accomplished in a month. All I’ve experienced, learned, imbibed and felt in the past 29 days. As I reminisced in all the memories that I accidentally made, the trip elongated. It grew larger in length as I felt nostalgia already creeping in to everything that had happened in the split second of that month.

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The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Programme - Blog Week 4

foroigeadmin August 1, 2017

Foróige member Robin Duke is among the young people who have traveled to the USA to take part in The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute Programme at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The purpose of the intensive short term exchange program is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans, and to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values. The four week program will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to explore U.S.

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The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Programme - Blog Week 3

foroigeadmin July 27, 2017

Foróige member Robin Duke is among the young people who have traveled to the USA to take part in The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute Programme at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The purpose of the intensive short term exchange program is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans, and to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values. The four week program will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to explore U.S.

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