Last week Foróige young people and staff presented at the international conference ‘Navigating the Future: A Compass for Youth Policy and Practice’, hosted at NUI Galway by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. The Conference featured two youth panels on the themes of ‘Youth Activism’ and ‘Youth Work’, with six young people from across the country speaking on their personal experiences.
The European YouthStart Awards were a huge success for all of our Foróige Young Entrepreneurs in Switzerland on June 3rd. The Foróige NFTE team participated in the awards in the city of Olten with four of our National winners in three of the European Categories
Tadhg O'Brien from Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer, Louth won Gold Award in his category "Real Market" with his business, Scriptorium Pens - handcrafted wooden pens crafted from Irish trees.
A lot of the best things in life have been a little out of reach for a while. We’ve all missed a ton of things, but luckily, most of them are making a comeback and so are we at Foróige Clubs!
The Comeback campaign was created to communicate a compelling case for Foróige clubs and why they are important to not just young people but volunteers too. This nationwide campaign helps shine a light on the work and impact this organisation has on both the youth and volunteers around Ireland.
“There can be no remedy for our manifold national ills if we cannot create a spirit of courage and enterprise in our young people,” said then Minister for Education, Sean Moylan as he and Minister for Agriculture Thomas Walsh opened the first meeting of the group called Macra na Tuaithe on March 14th, 1952 in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny.
Foróige are delighted to announce that our Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme, REAL U (Relationships Explored And Life Uncovered), has undergone a complete review, update and redesign. REAL U is an evidence based, comprehensive, and holistic personal development and sex education programme aimed at equipping young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop healthy relationships and delay the onset of early sexual activity.
The Youth Engineering Solutions Programme is an exciting and innovative Foróige project funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI).
The programme is supported by leading academic, industry and STEM education collaborators. Aimed at Young People 10 - 18yrs.
Two new resources have been released to help young people take part in the programme, download these below:
Engineering Christmas Activities (Perfect for club nights!)