Over 50 young people aged 10 – 17 years are attending Coderdojo sessions and learning basic code and HTML 5 at the Quad Youth Centre in Roscommon, as part of a Techspace Programme operating in the centre. Twelve volunteers have stepped forward since mid-summer, attended Foróige volunteer training and have played a major part of the running of two Coder Dojo groups.
Belturbet was busy on Saturday 5th October with local cowboys and cowgirls heading to a Barn Dance in aid of Foróige. Music was supplied by ‘The Shuckdodgers’ and they did not disappoint on the night! The venue was decorated with American flags, bales of hay and bunting.
There was a pleasant ramble down memory lane for past and present members of Kanturk Foroige Club on Friday 27th September. In excess of 400 people turned up to celebrate the Kanturk Foróige Club Gathering!
Crowes Bar in Bohermore in Co.Galway was rocking on Thursday 3rd October when Galway 'Friends of Foróige' held a Rock n' Roll Bingo Fundraiser! This was no ordinary Bingo game. Only the best head-banging tunes were selected! When participants heard the right tune, they put an X on the sheet.
'Strictly Foróige' will take place on Friday 8th November in the Red Cow Hotel at 8pm. The team at Foróige Tallaght have created this exciting dance event to help maintain youth services to young people all across Tallaght. 16 couples will perform on the night and will showcase a variety of dance styles based on their own interests and talent.
Foróige has been featured in an episode of The Secret Millionaire on RTÉ 1. This was an uplifting, powerful programme during which several Galway based charitable initiatives, incl. a Foróige youth project, got very lucky indeed. In the programme, Enda O'Coineen aka. the 'Unsinkable Entrepreneur' goes on a mission to help young people and show them that through sailing they can gain the skills and discipline to help them through life.