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Young Foróige members from Cork take part in a cultural exchange with young people from Hong Kong

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Foróige-Notinuse September 11, 2015

Young people from Foróige’s Mahon Youth Project and Glanmire Youth Project in Co. Cork have been on an exciting cultural exchange with teenagers from Hong Kong!

After months of preparation, applications, interviews, paperwork, emails, phone calls, meetings and chasing passports, the Irish delegation of nine young people and three adults set off from Cork to experience a new culture. Adam Peerbux, intern at the Glanmire Youth Project wrote the following account of the trip:

We arrived at our destination to be warmly welcomed by the Hong Kong delegation. 

Review of Foróige's Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Conference 2015 ft.videos

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Foróige-Notinuse August 14, 2015

The 7th Annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Conference came to an end last weekend and left a deep impression on all attendees. We were joined by 295 young people aged 15 to 18 from Ireland, India, Palestine, USA, Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Denmark. 

There was a distinctive theme around human rights and peace-building. We were delighted to welcome Emily Logan, Noeline Blackwell and Ian White as speakers, all of whom are distinguished and respected individuals. Each speaker received a standing ovation and multiple questions from young people. 

Luke Kerrigan (14) organises successful Tractor Run featuring more than 100 tractors #citizenshipchallenge

foroigeadmin July 6, 2015
The winner of our #citizenshipchallenge June prize is Luke Kerrigan (14) in Grange Foróige Club, Co. Sligo. Luke organised a Tractor Run with over 100 tractors, raising €4,245 for a local boy requiring medical treatment for a mitochondrial disease. The phenomenal Foróige member set about organising and advertising the Tractor Run, creating signage, approaching the Gardaí, researching fundraising methods, securing raffle prizes and more. On the day itself, Luke welcomed 109 tractor owners!

Unique beach festival takes place on Lacken Strand, Co. Mayo with thousands of young people in attendance

foroigeadmin June 30, 2015

There was no dampening of the party atmosphere at the 8th annual Band on the Strand in Lacken, Co. Mayo on Saturday 27th June – despite strong winds and rain. In fact, the inclement weather caused the attending partygoers to resolve to party even harder and give it all that they had! Foróige members from all over Ireland attended the event featuring bands The Academic, Everyday Solution, Deuces Wild and Spin Radio DJ Marty Guilfoyle.

Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup takes place involving 120 young people from all over Ireland

foroigeadmin June 24, 2015

This is the third year of the Blanchardstown World Cup. The aim of the initiative is to encourage fair play and respect in sport. Each participating team represents a country and learns about its people, culture and history. This year, the countries represented are all in Eastern Europe including Poland, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Albania and Hungary. Fourteen teams took part from many parts of the country including Monaghan, Roscommon and Dublin, with 120 young people involved overall.