Four teenagers from Donegal are the winners of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, organised and run by Foróige, for their business which produces tasty treats using seaweed.
The four were amongst the 1,000 participants from low income communities who set up 600 businesses as part of this year’s Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme, generating a collective turnover of €250,000. 1,000 participants generate €250k turnover in Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme this year.
We have been have supplied with a range of cool prizes to give away, one prize per month until the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards Show in partnership with Aldi Ireland in October. We will be offering prizes to the best photos and videos you send to us each month which depict citizenship in action!
APRIL: POP UP GAZEBO
MAY: DOME TENT
JUNE: 5 MAN TENT
JULY: ICE CREAM MAKER
AUGUST: FISHING RODS AND REELS, BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
Hi, I'm Erica Masterson and I'm fourteen years old. I took part in the Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship programme. NFTE stands for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship. The NFTE programme focuses on teaching key business skills and setting up a real, live business.
My first Reference Panel weekend was one of the best weekends of my life without a doubt. I must say I was quite nervous about the weekend but once I got to meet all the other young people my nerves completely disappeared. Our first evening started off by learning about how Foróige helps us. It was great hearing other people’s stories about how Foróige helped them. Next was for us to get into groups and talk about Foróige. I loved the group work and I felt as if I was making a difference when we had to say how we felt Foróige could help make a change in young people's lives.
Aldi Ireland has announced a three year partnership, worth a six figure sum, with leading youth organisation Foróige.
The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards, in partnership with Aldi Ireland, will take place in Dublin’s RDS later in the year, and Seán Campbell of Foróige said today, “We are delighted that a company which is now part of so many communities nationally, is aligning itself with us and the work that we do around the country in our 611 clubs and 147 projects.”
History teaches us that education is continually evolving. While this rate of evolution may at times be frustratingly slow we can point to many significant developments in the past one hundred years. Up until the 1950’s a primary level education was the norm, with only the select few advancing any further. With the introduction of free second level education in Ireland in the 1960’s there was a surge in the numbers staying in education into their teenage years.