Young Voices

These articles reflect the opinions and ideas of young people who may or may not be involved in Foróige. They represent the views of the authors as individuals and not necessarily the views of Foróige as an organisation.

Foróige young people at the heart of the National Ploughing Championships 2015!

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Foróige-Notinuse September 30, 2015

Foróige young people brought a great deal of creative energy to the National Ploughing Championships last week! There were two major initiatives which attracted much interest; the National Junior Baking Competition, and the Foróige Time Travel Gardens, created with the support of well-known landscape artist Diarmuid Gavin. All of these activities came about due to the exciting partnership between Foróige and Aldi Ireland announced this year. 

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. 

Member of Foróige's Computer Clubhouse in Blanchardstown receives prestigious Adobe scholarship

foroigeadmin June 23, 2015

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.

Foróiger's become Googlers for the day!

foroigeadmin June 19, 2015

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. 

Young people in Drogheda complete personal development, leadership and entrepreneurship programme through the Foróige PAN Youth Project

foroigeadmin May 19, 2015

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. 

Donegal teens crowned Youth Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015 for business which produces tasty treats using seaweed

foroigeadmin May 12, 2015

Four teenagers from Donegal are the winners of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, organised and run by Foróige, for their business which produces tasty treats using seaweed.

The four were amongst the 1,000 participants from low income communities who set up 600 businesses as part of this year’s Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme, generating a collective turnover of €250,000. 1,000 participants generate €250k turnover in Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme this year.