Young people from Ballineen Foróige Club took part in the first ever #BallineenForóigeYoungEngineer2018.
Foróige is to grow and develop volunteer led youth services in the North Cork/West Waterford area, having received funding from the Tomar Trust.
This is a massive opportunity to further develop youth services locally, and for people to get involved in new and exciting roles which will benefit young people, the community and themselves.
Foróige will be focussing on establishing new clubs in areas that are yet to benefit from a Foróige presence, as well as strengthening existing clubs in these communities.
Foróige participant Patrick O’Brien was a guest speaker at a National Conference on Social Farming in the Emmaus Centre in Swords Co. Dublin on March 23rd. 140 professionals from all over Ireland including delegates from Department of Agriculture and the HSE learnt more about the development of social farming and how it enables those who take part to do ‘ordinary things in ordinary places’.Patrick, an 18 year old from Foroíge’s West Limerick GYDP who took part in a 10 week social farming placement last summer had no previous experience of farming and spoke movingly about his time there.
Foróige's Relationships Explored and Life Uncovered Programme was featured on RTE Radio One's Drivetime radio show this week.
The segment followed the announcement by the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, of a major review of the relationships and sexuality curriculum in schools. Foróige's Training Learning and Development Manager, Sarah Haslam, spoke to Mary Wilson about the programme. You can listen back by clicking here.
Interested in volunteering at this year's Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards on April 21st??
With up to 2,000 people from all over Ireland attending the event at the City West Hotel and Event Centre in Dublin, it will be a fun filled, exciting, and inspirational day!
There are a variety of roles that you could be involved in on the day, and you can sign up for a half day (9.30am - 2pm) or a full day (9.30am - 5pm)