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70 Years Ago Today… The Very First Foróige Meeting Takes Place

Alan March 14, 2022

“There can be no remedy for our manifold national ills if we cannot create a spirit of courage and enterprise in our young people,” said then Minister for Education, Sean Moylan as he and Minister for Agriculture Thomas Walsh opened the first meeting of the group called Macra na Tuaithe on March 14th, 1952 in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny. 

Foróige REAL U Programme: All New and Improved

Alan March 3, 2022

Foróige are delighted to announce that our Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme, REAL U (Relationships Explored And Life Uncovered), has undergone a complete review, update and redesign. REAL U is an evidence based, comprehensive, and holistic personal development and sex education programme aimed at equipping young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop healthy relationships and delay the onset of early sexual activity. 

Foróige: Let's Go!

Alan February 18, 2022

Foróige Clubs are reopening in towns and cities across Ireland every single day.

Are you looking for a safe, enjoyable place for young people to hang out, meet new friends, get involved in activities and have a voice?

Foróige Clubs are for young people and run by young people. 

Leadership for Life Programme for LGBTI+ Young People

Alan February 3, 2022

By giving LGBTI+ young people the opportunity to identify themselves as leaders and changemakers they can influence and shape their environment to ensure they, and other LGBTI+ young people, are visible and feel included at all levels of their community, regardless of where they live. We want them to feel like they have a voice and can use this voice to make a difference and ensure they feel safe and supported to do so. By giving young people the opportunity to develop these important skills and by creating supportive environments, they can make a real difference.

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Safer Internet Day 2022

Alan February 3, 2022

According to a study in Ireland, over 92% of 8-12 year olds surveyed own a smart device, while 82% of those with a smart device said they have a social media account or message app account. As more young people use smart devices for school, entertainment, socialising and even study, they can be exposed to more risks online. However, young people in Foróige have demonstrated their ability to be digital leaders throughout the pandemic.

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