International youth leadership conference attended by 300 teen delegates from all corners of the globe

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Foróige August 7, 2013

300 young people from all over the world have attended one of Foróige’s flagship events, the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Conference with delegates coming from South Korea, Nigeria, Palestine, Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK, USA and India. Speakers included Louise Phelan of Paypal, Kenneth Egan the Olympic Champion boxer, Dr. Mary Redmond who is the Founder of the The Wheel and the Hospice Foundation, Dominic Jude who is Entrepreneur and has scaled Mount Everest, Martina Harford the ‎Chief Executive at The Educational Company of Ireland and Marina Donoghue who is ‎Head of Education at Enterprise Ireland. 

The conference was featured on the RTÉ 1 Drivetime radio programme. You can listen to James Melendez (New York), Shagun Bose (Rajasthan, India), Zain Alregges (Palestine) and Katie Laffan (Walkinstown) talk about their experience (listen in from 2:12:45) here.

Kenneth Egan spoke to The Mooney Show on RTÉ about the conference, listen here.

Photos of the conference are available hereherehere and here. See also the Video from the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony