Spring is now well underway and over the next few weeks there will be lots of new life to
observe and enjoy. Many animals are having their young at this time of the year and this
simple bug hotel is one way to make your garden more attractive to visitors. By
providing shelter to the smallest creatures, you can draw many larger animals to your
garden. A bug hotel will create a safe haven for many insects and bugs. As their
numbers increase, many animals that feed on insects will make you garden the first
This month we are checking in with the Leadership for Life Programme. So much has been happening since the Online Graduation Celebration in February, lots of our young people have begun their first module in the Leadership for Life Programme. This exciting programme enables young people aged 15-18 to develop the skills and qualities necessary to be inspiring leaders. Young people are empowered to make a positive change in their community through practical actions and projects.
Foróige and CYPSC Launch "The COVID Word" Online Campaign
A social media campaign created in collaboration with young people from South Dublin, Sligo and Leitrim in a partnership between Foróige and Children and Young People's Services Committees (CYPSC).
Design it, Build it, Win it!
This week is Science Week Ireland's 25th year and to celebrate our love of awesome science, Foróige Young Engineering Solutions with the support of Science Foundation Ireland are running a Balloon Car Challenge / Competition.
Over the course of the summer and into the Autumn, a collaborative group of young people from Foróige Leitrim and Sligo Comhairle na nÓg took part in a therapeutic art project run by Kids' Own. The project allowed these young people to focus on a subject which they felt mattered most to them in 2020, mental health, and wellbeing. This project enabled this group to voice their concerns around youth mental health and to explore creative ways to communicate the problems young people are facing.
Today Foróige sees the launch of an exciting brand new programme, the Foróige Future Proof programme. The Foróige Future Proof programme is in direct response to the climate crisis unfolding right now. Developed specifically for young people, the programme addresses Climate Justice education. It will create an awareness of Climate Justice and climate action among young people, enabling them to make choices for a sustainable future.