Foróige runs the youth entrepreneurship programme NFTE in Ireland in schools and communities. Foróige welcome this new study which demonstrates the impact of this same programme in the US. This study of NFTE Alumni in the US has been carried out by Vanessa E. Beary, a Presidential Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Fulbright Fellow. Vanessa has a special interest in Entrepreneurship Education in developing countries with large youth populations.
'Friends of Foróige' in Co. Offaly organised a Barn Dance on Friday the 23rd August which was attended by more than 100 people. The event boasted a barbeque and country and western band 'Midnight Boogie.
Barbara Daly who is a member of the Offaly 'Friends of Foróige group said "I couldn't get over the amount of goodwill from the businesses in the Offaly area ‘It is fantastic to see that businesses in Offaly are aware and appreciate the good work of Foróige in the county."
Kanturk Foroige Club are celebrating their 10th Birthday this year! To celebrate, they’ve decided to host a Gathering event. All past members and leaders of Kanturk Foróige Club are invited to The Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, Co. Cork on September 27th from 7.30 - 9pm. Guest speakers on the night will include Joanne O'Riordan, Seán Gallagher, Aidan Walsh and Anthony Nash (Cork GAA All Stars) and Donnacha O'Callaghan of Munster Rugby. This part of the evening will be open to the public. Non-alcoholic fruit punch and finger food will be served.
Hi, my name is Oisín Bowyer. I'm thirteen years old and I'm a member of The Epicentre Foróige club in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. I first got involved with Foróige a year ago when I was twelve and I can remember the day when a Regional Youth Officer and Club Leader came to my national school and made a presentation about Foróige as an organisation. From that day on I knew I wanted to get involved!On those cold September nights I'd go along to the club after school. It really helped me to relax, forget about school and life's worries. Foróige for me was my own little haven and still is to this day.
"Learning leadership is impossible!” That’s what I used to say but this conference proved me wrong. My name is Shagun Bose and I am from Mayo College Girls’ School in India. Every time I think of the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Conference, warm memories fill my heart. To describe such a life altering conference in words seems like an impossible task but it has readied me for such things and hopefully I will be able to do justice to this conference.
The Secret Millionaire from RTÉ television has paid a visit to one of Foróige's youth projects, the Ballybane Traveller Youth Project in Co. Galway. Entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen has gifted the project with a donation of €5,000. Not only that, a small group of the young people will be taken to New Zealand in January to take a 10 day sailing course on the Spirit of Adventure Tall Ship. Enda is the founding Chairman of Let's Do It Global Ltd, the non-profit body that brought the Volvo Ocean Race to Ireland in May 2009.