Congratulations to Aoife O'Neill (14), Crossbridge Foróige Club, Co. Wicklow, and Isobel Donnery (15) from Camross Loft Foróige Club, Co. Wicklow, who are through to the semi-final of the Aldi National Junior Baking Competition.
They beat stiff competition at the Regional Baking Final in Dublin yesterday, July 18th.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Muffins of the Moment’, with Isobel baking Lemon Drizzle Muffins, while Aoife baked Rose Chocolate Muffins.
Last weekend over 80 young people enjoyed a fantastic adventure weekend with their Big Brothers and Sisters in the majestic setting of Delphi Mountain Resort, Connemara, Galway.
Sandra McIntyre from Co Cavan has become the new Chairperson of for the organisation. Sandra has been a volunteer with the organisation for many years and will be a great asset to Foróige in her new role. She said in a statement:
"I am honored to be selected as the new Chairperson for the organisation and I want to thank everyone on the national council I feel very blessed today not just because of my election but for all the people Foroige has brought in to my life. A heartfelt thank you to everyone especially my club leaders and members for their support."
Male and female volunteers are being sought in locations around Ireland for the Foróige Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Programme. Volunteers spend 1 to 2 hours per week with vulnerable boys and girls. Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally recognised youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships for young people, inspiring them to brighter futures. The locations are as follows:
Mayo: Ballina, Castlebar, Westport, Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Louisburgh
Sligo: Town and surrounding areas
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.
The consultation process for the National Youth Strategy being developed by the Department for Children and Youth Affairs is now underway. This is an important milestone for young people and we are asking for your co-operation and engagement with this process as you are ideally placed to ensure that young people and those working with young people have an input into the development of the National Youth Strategy.
About the National Youth Strategy