Youth Citizenship

Aldi Ireland Announces Partnership with Irish Youth Organisation Foróige

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Foróige-Notinuse March 4, 2015

Aldi Ireland has announced a three year partnership, worth a six figure sum, with leading youth organisation Foróige. 
The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards, in partnership with Aldi Ireland, will take place in Dublin’s RDS later in the year, and Seán Campbell of Foróige said today, “We are delighted that a company which is now part of so many communities nationally, is aligning itself with us and the work that we do around the country in our 611 clubs and 147 projects.” 

"What I value most are the things I take from Foróige. The more you put in, the more you receive." - Ciara Fennessy, Ratoath Foróige Club

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Foróige-Notinuse November 5, 2014

Ratoath Foróige are busy as always and just last week attended the Youth Citizenship Awards Final 2014 in Dublin Castle. To our absolute delight, our Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) project won us the enormous victory. We are the first victors from Co. Meath and are extremely grateful.

Winners of the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2014 are Ratoath Foróige Club!

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Foróige-Notinuse October 30, 2014

A path to health community enhancement and fitness project, by Ratoath Foróige Club in County Meath, has been crowned winners of the Youth Citizenship Awards 2014.

The group was amongst the 12,000 young people from around the country who participated in the Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme this year.

Inspired by research into what their community needed, the group found there were no safe walking routes in their area and set the change in motion to create a looped 4km walk in the village, complete with bespoke signage and lighting.

Announcing the wonderful finalists of the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2014

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Foróige-Notinuse October 3, 2014

Congratulations to all of our finalists who have carried out transformative, important work in their communities. They are an inspiration to everyone.

Announcing the finalists, Foróige's Head of Training Gerry McDonald said the standard of entries was extremely high this year and there was great variety in the projects.

"It is heartening to see that the Foróige Citizenship Programme is alive and well and living in communities all across Ireland. The standard of projects was extremely high this year and the team of judges found it extremely difficult to settle on the 8 finalists. A big well done to everybody who participated in the programme and entered the awards this year."

Michael Lynskey, Foróige Chairperson reflects on our Youth Citizenship Programme

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Foróige-Notinuse October 3, 2014

I am very passionate about Foróige’s Youth Citizenship Programme. As a young man, I was lucky enough to be a member of a Foróige Club in Tooreen, County Mayo. We had great leaders who always promoted and encouraged us to get involved in community projects. My involvement in these projects gave me a great insight into my community and the people who live there. Very quickly it opened my eyes to the fact that the reason I had a great community to live in was all down to the local people who gave so unselfishly of their time to make our community a better place. I learned there and then that ordinary people could and do make an extraordinary difference.

Ballineen Foróige Club revive local festival 'Lé Chéile Rose'

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Foróige-Notinuse August 14, 2014

On Friday 8th of August, the Le Chéile Rose took place in the Village Inn, Enniskeane in Co. Cork. Organised by Ballineen Foróige Club, this charity event in aid of the Irish Kidney Association saw seven enthusiastic and inspirational ladies take to the stage, each representing a local business or organisation. As part of their annual citizenship project, Ballineen Foróige Club decided to revive this event which first took place in 1995 and has not been held for 14 years.

The event was based on the Rose of Tralee Festival. Each Rose was interviewed on stage and then asked to perform a showpiece.