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.

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.

Foróige’s new Reference Panel talk about their recent meet-up

foroigeadmin March 16, 2015

My first Reference Panel weekend was one of the best weekends of my life without a doubt. I must say I was quite nervous about the weekend but once I got to meet all the other young people my nerves completely disappeared. Our first evening started off by learning about how Foróige helps us. It was great hearing other people’s stories about how Foróige helped them. Next was for us to get into groups and talk about Foróige. I loved the group work and I felt as if I was making a difference when we had to say how we felt Foróige could help make a change in young people's lives.

Gathering of Foróige young people and MEP's to discuss advantages of being an EU member state

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Foróige February 24, 2015
On Thursday 19th February, 35 young people who are members of Foróige gathered at the European Parliament in Dublin 2 for a special meeting with MEP’s to talk about Ireland’s membership of the European Union and what we gain from being a member state. Mairéad McGuinness, Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy and Marian Harkin came along to speak to the young people and answer questions about the work they are doing as MEP’s. 

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