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Foróige Health Promotion Officer Eimear Glendon talks about her work at the Drum Youth Centre, Kilkenny

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Foróige December 11, 2013

My name is Eimear Glendon. I work as a Health Promotion Officer in the Foróige Drum Youth Centre in Kilkenny. I studied for a BSc Health Science & Physiology and a BSc Public Health & Health Promotion in the Institute of Technology Sligo over a period of four years. Helping people whenever I can is very important to me!

 

What is Health Promotion?

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Health promotion recognises that everything that affects a person’s everyday living has an impact on their health and well-being; this in turn affects people’s quality of life.

Robin Duke representing Foróige Attic Youth Café wins Rose of Foróige title

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Foróige December 11, 2013

Legan Foróige Club held the 3rd annual Rose of Foróige competition Friday 6th December. 18 Roses represented clubs in both Longford and Roscommon. After much deliberation, Robin Duke representing the Attic Youth Café in Longford was crowned the winner. Congratulations to Robin, we hope she thoroighly enjoys her reign as Rose of Foróige! The volunteers at Legan Foróige Club would sincerely like to thank the event sponsors.

Donegal teenager Declan McLaughlin invited to join the Model Organisation for Security & Co-operation

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Foróige December 9, 2013

Declan McLaughlin (18), a Foróige member from Donegal has been selected to represent Ireland and participate in the Model Organisation for Security and Co-operation. The OSCE is an organisation of 57 states from across the globe which addresses a wide range of security related concerns including arms control, confidence and security-building measures, human rights, democratization, poling strategies and economic and environmental activities. As part of this role, he will be travelling to Vienna, Belgrade and Basel over the next 12 months. We talked to Declan about this thrilling opportunity!

Foróige volunteer Killian O'Kelly wins in category Youth & Children at the Volunteer Ireland Awards

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Foróige December 6, 2013

Killian O’Kelly, a Foróige volunteer in Bundoran, Co. Donegal has won an award in the category Youth & Children at the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Killian donated his own business space to the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project when there was no room for the project to operate due to budget cuts. He has also offered surfing lessons to over 30 young people every summer over the last 5 years.

Foróige teenpreneurs showcase and sell their products at the National Craft Fair, RDS

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Foróige December 5, 2013

The National Craft & Design Fair takes place on Dec 4th - 8th at the RDS, Dublin. Up to 125 of Foróige's young entrepreneurs have been invited to come along and sell the products they have created as part of the Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship programme. These talented entrepreneurs were given a seed grant in September to set up and run their own businesses and have been working hard over the last few months to prepare their products for the Craft Fair.

Our Christmas single "Calling You Home for Christmas" is on sale now!

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Foróige December 5, 2013

The single features the outstanding vocal and musical talents of young singers and musicians from across Ireland. More than 100 Foróige volunteers – adults and teenagers – gathered together to record the single, ‘Calling You Home for Christmas’, which also features moving solo performances by young Foróige members from Tallaght, 16-year-old Bobby Keely and 16-year-old Trisha Rafter. Composer Gavin Bryne, a Foróige Youth Worker in Blanchardstown, urged people to make this song your gift to a friend or family member who can't be home this Christmas.

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