History teaches us that education is continually evolving. While this rate of evolution may at times be frustratingly slow we can point to many significant developments in the past one hundred years. Up until the 1950’s a primary level education was the norm, with only the select few advancing any further. With the introduction of free second level education in Ireland in the 1960’s there was a surge in the numbers staying in education into their teenage years.
Foróige's Reference Panel is a representative body of all the young people involved in the organisation. They are selected from Foróige Clubs, Projects and Youth Services. They are consulted on high-level decision making in the organisation and on a wide range of youth issues. Here are the names of the young people elected and their regions.
The Coca-Cola HBC Foróige 5k was officially launched at the National Sports Campus today. Runners, joggers and walkers of all levels are being urged to save the date. The run which will take place on Sunday May 24th 2015 was launched by Health Minister, Leo Varadkar TD (Dublin West). Foróige in Dublin 15 will coordinate the run and is partnering with Coca-Cola HBC and the National Sports Campus. The route will offer participants a view of the National Sports Campus and its excellent sports facilities.
Foróige is about empowering young people and enriching communities. This is particularly true for 16 year old Nathan Cassidy from Kinlough in Co. Donegal. Nathan attends the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project and joined when he was 10. He joined the project to meet new friends and to learn some new skills in a fun, positive environment. He recalls that he was a shy young lad who found it difficult to join new groups with new people. Nathan says, “I remember being shy and not knowing what to expect when I started Foróige.
Clara Hewstown (14) is the winner of of the Foróige NFTE International Business Plan Competition! She wins an all expenses paid trip to New York City and will attend a special Gala dinner celebrating youth entrepreneurship! Clara was one of eight shortlisted finalists in the running for the prize out of 50 entrants.