An exciting new community project was launched during the summer months involving the members of Foróige TACT Garda Youth Diversion Project (Cork) and the woodwork team at Quality Development Services, Togher. This shared venture was enthusiastically embarked upon by all of the participants. QDS provided the technical expertise and facilities and Foróige provided the location for the installation of the beehives. All of the work was jointly carried out within an integrated setting.
Youth Projects & Services
My name is Eimear Glendon. I work as a Health Promotion Officer in the Foróige Drum Youth Centre in Kilkenny. I studied for a BSc Health Science & Physiology and a BSc Public Health & Health Promotion in the Institute of Technology Sligo over a period of four years. Helping people whenever I can is very important to me!
What is Health Promotion?
Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Health promotion recognises that everything that affects a person’s everyday living has an impact on their health and well-being; this in turn affects people’s quality of life.
The single features the outstanding vocal and musical talents of young singers and musicians from across Ireland. More than 100 Foróige volunteers – adults and teenagers – gathered together to record the single, ‘Calling You Home for Christmas’, which also features moving solo performances by young Foróige members from Tallaght, 16-year-old Bobby Keely and 16-year-old Trisha Rafter. Composer Gavin Bryne, a Foróige Youth Worker in Blanchardstown, urged people to make this song your gift to a friend or family member who can't be home this Christmas.
Foróige volunteer Killian O'Kelly has been shortlisted out of 100's of nominations for the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Killian has been supporting the Foroige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project for 5 years now. Caroline Cooke, youth worker at the Project nominated Killian and explains why.
Over 50 young people aged 10 – 17 years are attending Coderdojo sessions and learning basic code and HTML 5 at the Quad Youth Centre in Roscommon, as part of a Techspace Programme operating in the centre. Twelve volunteers have stepped forward since mid-summer, attended Foróige volunteer training and have played a major part of the running of two Coder Dojo groups.
'Strictly Foróige' will take place on Friday 8th November in the Red Cow Hotel at 8pm. The team at Foróige Tallaght have created this exciting dance event to help maintain youth services to young people all across Tallaght. 16 couples will perform on the night and will showcase a variety of dance styles based on their own interests and talent.