18-year-old Jessy Kalala, a young creative from Foróige’s Computer Clubhouse in Blanchardstown is one of 25 students from 12 countries selected for this years class of Adobe Creativity Scholars. Young filmmakers, social entrepreneurs and artists like Jessy were selected in recognition of their strong academic performance, leadership, global awareness and creativity.
Young people who are members of Foróige’s Reference Panel and members of the HAY Garda Youth Diversion Project visited Google yesterday for a special CV & Interview Workshop! They consulted with Google staff on their CV’s and took part in mock interviews. They also learned about networking and other job seeking skills.
They enjoyed free food, snacks and ice cream as part of their visit. Thanks for Google Ireland for helping us to bring the opportunity to fruition.
The Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project hosted a Football Tournament on Thursday 21st May. Local guards, teachers, business people, young people, surfers, volunteers and members of the Neighbourhood Youth Project participated in the 7 aside soccer tournament to support young people in the community. The tournament was held on the astro turf pitch at Ballyshannon lakeside. Local agencies and organisations came out in force to support the Neighbourhood Youth Project which makes a positive difference in their community.
Foróige in partnership with the GAA, NUIG and the Dermot Earley family have recently opened the application process for the 2015-2016 Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative. The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (DEYLI) is named after the late Dermot Earley, one of Ireland’s most inspirational leaders and esteemed GAA inter-county player.
Young people in the Foróige PAN Youth Project in Drogheda have been fortunate to have been involved in no less than three Foróige programmes over the past 9 months, they are personal development and life skills, and Foróige’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship programmes. A key aim has been to promote community involvement and awareness while building greater self-esteem among participants. The young people are all students at St. Oliver’s Community College.
Foróige is a long standing youth development organisation in Ireland that is imbued with an ethos and philosophy that recognises the uniqueness and value of every individual. We support and encourage each young person to develop themselves and contribute to making their community and Ireland a better place in which to live.