The final chapter of our Feed Your Mind Body & Soul social media campign went live this week. Throughout this campaign we have been exploring the importance of developing empathy. Empathy gives us insight into the lives of others and into humanity. We are all exercising empathy through our actions during the Covid-19 restrictions. We are taking action for the benefit of ourselves, we are learning how a daily act of solidarity and consideration for others can directly affect our national and global community.
Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) student Amy McGonigle has joined forces with her (almost) 90 year old Grandfather to write a book capturing irish superstitions and traditions through the ages.
These wonderful stories have delighted and thrilled generations of the McGonigle family so Amy and her Grandfather Neilly McGonigle (Neilly Beag) decided to share them with everyone and wrote and illustrated the book together.
Feed Your Body - Fuel Your Life
Feed Your Body - Fuel Your Life is part of the Foróige digital campaign to support young people through the difficult time we find ourselves in . It focuses on mind, body and soul addressing empathy and self care through music, art,craft & design and food. This campaign draws on the Foróige Activating Empathy programme which was developed in partnership NUI Galway.
Young People feel isolated, vulnerable and afraid for the future
Education, Mental Health & Inequality of Access to Technology key concerns
The Covid-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the youth population of Ireland. Foróige asked young people how the isolation measures are impacting on them and how they are coping. The organisation hosted a digital focus group with young people from all over the country which was chaired by two young people who are members of Foróige’s Board.
Foróige is following all Government advice in relation to Coronavirus COVID-19. All Foróige Clubs are suspended until futher notice..
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