167 young people have graduated from NUIG with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action. They participated in the programme through involvement with Foróige Clubs, Youth Projects and the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Conference. Dr. James J. Browne who is the President of NUIG said, "Leadership programmes are a pivotal resource in equipping young people with the skills to become positive role models as youth leaders. Each of the students here today has already made a substantive contribution to their communities through their community action project. We are pleased that so many of the students from the programme were able to travel to the University this evening and we hope to welcome you back as undergraduates to our campus in the future. Further work is also being done in this area. NUI Galway are currently working to support the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative with Foróige, the Alan Kerins Project and the GAA with the collective aim of providing youth leadership opportunities for students today."
We are thrilled for all of the graduates and area certain that the leadership skills they have gained will support them in their careers and throughout their lives.