This week starts off the first of our many NFTE Regional Finals taking place around the country over the months of March and April. Since September over 3000 young budding entrepreneurs have been working hard to create and develop their very own business through the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme. The young people have been working extremely hard on their business plans and products to showcase and compete for a place in their regional final.
Foróige’s Blarney Street Youth Project Cork is a targeted service which helps young people to deal with issues associated with marginalisation, social exclusion, early school leaving, youth crime, substance use and family difficulties in a safe friendly environment. The young people who attend the Blarney Street Youth Project are bursting with excitement this week as the League of Ireland Football returns.
Foróige Youth Worker Owen Neenan brings a group of young people, aged 12-16, to all Cork City FC home games.
NFTE was invited to represent Ireland at a European Expert Meeting which was hosted in Vienna on Thursday the 21st of February.
The meeting was for the Education of Young People for Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Educational Practices in Evidence, Challenges, Cooperation Strategies and Future Policies.
Caroline Cooke representing NFTE in Vienna last week said it was a hugely positive event where the European partners and networks worked together on a broad variety of topics with a main focus on Social Entrepreneurship Education.
Registration for the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards will close on March 6th.
This year the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards will take place on Saturday April 13th in the National Indoor Arena, in the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown.
Register here to take part!
As the 50th Anniversary of the Youth Citizenship Programme, it is a very special year for the awards!