Young people from the Foróige Nenagh Youth Project have taken part in an event to mark EU Code Week. The 'Mega Dojo' was held by CoderDojo Mid West and hosted by LIT, with an attendance of over 750 young people. The ten young people from Foróige in Nenagh got involved in a “hackathon” at the event.
Youth Projects & Services
Foróige youth workers are absolutely passionate about creating learning opportunities for young people. We’d like to congratulations our colleague Siobhán Hennessy, coordinator at Foróige’s Computer Clubhouse in Blanchardstown, who has been selected to receive an Adobe Creative Educator Award! The Award includes multiple Creative Cloud licenses from the Adobe Foundation. Young people attending the Clubhouse will have the chance to learn how to use Creative Cloud software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and other Adobe programmes.
Foróige is now offering facilitator training for three of the organisation’s successful, youth-orientated programmes.
This is the third year of the Blanchardstown World Cup. The aim of the initiative is to encourage fair play and respect in sport. Each participating team represents a country and learns about its people, culture and history. This year, the countries represented are all in Eastern Europe including Poland, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Albania and Hungary. Fourteen teams took part from many parts of the country including Monaghan, Roscommon and Dublin, with 120 young people involved overall.
The Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project hosted a Football Tournament on Thursday 21st May. Local guards, teachers, business people, young people, surfers, volunteers and members of the Neighbourhood Youth Project participated in the 7 aside soccer tournament to support young people in the community. The tournament was held on the astro turf pitch at Ballyshannon lakeside. Local agencies and organisations came out in force to support the Neighbourhood Youth Project which makes a positive difference in their community.
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.