The Quad Foróige Youth Centre is to set up innovative new computer programmes for young people 10-18 years in Roscommon town. On Tuesday, July 23rd the centre hosted a public meeting about the setting up of a CoderDojo and Techspace programme. Minister of State for Training & Skills, Ciaran Cannon and Lindsay MacVean of the Hello World Foundation (and CoderDojo Ambassador) attended the meeting, along with a number of potential volunteer mentors, parents and the general public.
A group of 15 Foróige volunteers and staff have completed the Reach Out 101 mental health awareness programme. The graduation and evaluation of the pilot programme took place yesterday evening in Cork. The programme was completed over 5 sessions and was carried out entirely online.
In 2003, Foróige in Blanchardstown undertook a research project Youth Perspectives which engaged young people to determine their views and priorities. Now, ten years later, Youth Perspectives 2.0 revisits that work. It is intended that the primary focus of this report will influence its work and plans over the next number of years. The following areas have come to light as priorities for young people in Blanchardstown.
The last time the Dublin Senior hurlers and footballers won the Leinster double before 2013, World War 2 was in progress! That’s a long time to wait. To mark the occasion, the young people of Foróige’s H.A.Y. Project in Summerhill chose to honour the capital’s heroes in the most eye-catching fashion – a graffiti mural, soaked in navies and blues. The young artists - all of whom live in the shadow of Croke Park - worked diligently on a giant “Up The Dubs!” graffiti mural this week as part of their Summer Programme with the help of Irish graffiti legend RASK.
When school is out for the summer, young people often find themselves looking for something to do with their free time! Twins Michael and Oisin McGloin (13) from Bundoran, Co. Donegal decided that if they wanted to have money and something to do during the holidays, they would have to be creative and motivated. Their involvement in the Foróige NFTE programme (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) in 2012 spurred them to use their skills and knowledge to develop their very own business.
Are you wondering what is the impact of Foróige’s work on our young people and our nation? You'll get all the details you need in our Interactive Annual Review 2012. Get heart-warming true stories from Foróige members and their families. Find out about our unique mentoring, citizenship, leadership and entrepreneurship programmes. Learn about the numbers of young people who are involved in Foróige’s world class youth work.