Youth Projects & Services

The Secret Millionaire visits Traveller Youth Project in Ballybane, Co.Galway

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Foróige-Notinuse August 22, 2013

The Secret Millionaire from RTÉ television has paid a visit to one of Foróige's youth projects, the Ballybane Traveller Youth Project in Co. Galway. Entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen has gifted the project with a donation of €5,000. Not only that, a small group of the young people will be taken to New Zealand in January to take a 10 day sailing course on the Spirit of Adventure Tall Ship. Enda is the founding Chairman of Let's Do It Global Ltd, the non-profit body that brought the Volvo Ocean Race to Ireland in May 2009.

Tesco Bag Pack in aid of Foróige to take place on 13th and 14th September

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Foróige-Notinuse August 20, 2013

Foróige has secured a national bag pack with Tesco, across all 101 of their stores, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September this year. The bag pack has been organised to help generate funding for our clubs and projects throughout the country. We hope too that the bag packing initiative will also create more awareness of Foróige in Ireland. Please support our bag packers and our cause on these dates and look out for our purple t-shirts and branded buckets! Thank you.

CoderDojo and Techspace programmes to commence in Roscommon town

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Foróige-Notinuse July 26, 2013

The Quad Foróige Youth Centre is to set up innovative new computer programmes for young people 10-18 years in Roscommon town. On Tuesday, July 23rd the centre hosted a public meeting about the setting up of a CoderDojo and Techspace programme. Minister of State for Training & Skills, Ciaran Cannon and Lindsay MacVean of the Hello World Foundation (and CoderDojo Ambassador) attended the meeting, along with a number of potential volunteer mentors, parents and the general public.

Foróige summer programmes for young people kick off around Ireland

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Foróige-Notinuse June 12, 2013

Summer is a great time for young people.  The days are long and bright, there is no school and possibilities for fun seem endless.  However, for many young people the opportunities to enjoy summer activities are limited. This is a time when young people can lose contact with their peers and become disengaged from support systems such as school and communities.