350 teenagers from around the world gathered in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, for Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference 2023. The conference, which was launched this morning on the grounds of NUI Maynooth, brings together young people from the USA, Ukraine, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa and Ireland to learn how to become leaders in their own lives.
On Saturday July 8th, Foróige’s Amplified festival blew the socks off Knockmore GAA grounds in Ballina, Co. Mayo, with 3,000 people in attendance from all over Ireland.
This is the second year for Foróige Amplified and the crowd has almost doubled in size from last year.
Young people, volunteers and staff members from Foróige were welcomed into the Oireachtas on Tuesday 4th of July 2023 for a Digital Youth Showcase.
The showcase focussed on how we can mitigate the risks associated with digital technologies and social media platforms, while empowering young people to use technology to their advantage safely and securely.
Members of both Houses of the Oireachtas engaged with young people from around the country who demonstrated youth work in virtual reality, coding, robotics, engineering, artificial intelligence and much more.
‘Simply Soap’ was announced as the overall winner of the Foróige NFTE ‘Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023’ at a ceremony held at Richmond Barracks, Dublin this week.
Aimee Hegarty, Abbie Boyle and Aoife Smith from St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal won the award in the ‘Best Business’ category for their innovative idea which involves beautiful authentic hand made soap. The young entrepreneurs use a goats milk base which is rich in Vitamin E and highly moisturising to create these fabulous soaps in lavender, lemongrass vanilla and peppermint.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadker TD and Senator Emer Currie helped to launch the brand new Tyrrelstown Youth Space this afternoon, alongside youth workers and young people from the local area.
Tyrrelstown is one of the fastest-growing communities in Dublin 15, and has one of the most diverse populations in the county. The new Youth Space will enable more young people in the area to learn, grow, take part in youth work and get involved with Foróige programmes.
The newly expanded HAY Foróige Digital Youth Hub in Summerhill (Dublin’s north east inner city) has been launched, with increased staff levels and lots of extra services and programmes for young people!
Junior minister at the Department of Justice, James Browne, attended the launch yesterday and said the expansion of the local wraparound service is welcome to the area.