Foróige's Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) ran a Summer Design Challenge allowing young entrepreneurs and innovators to channel their talents. One of the winning entries came from Emma Heffernan from Youghal Co. Cork. Emma established her company Luna with a mission to find a solution to textile waste. Luna offers an alternative sustainable fashion fix within the local community.
Since moving to Ireland early in 2020, 17-year-old Zimbabwean boy, Keith Khumalo and his family were offered direct provision in Ballinamore Co. Leitrim. They were very happy to have the opportunity to leave troubled Zimbabwe to be welcomed into a safe community in Ballinamore. Keith had only just started in his new school a few weeks when Covid 19 restrictions were put in place, leaving him very little chance to make friends in the area.
Foróige Launches ‘Linkup Festival’ to Support Young People’s Health and Wellbeing before Returning to Education
• Four events held throughout North Fingal and Dublin to support young people’s health and wellbeing
• Young people are feeling anxious and stressed with the uncertainty of returning to education in September
• Leading the way for young people to reconnect, destress and build their resilience
Fun exploring Ireland's wild beaches teaming with life
Rosses Neighbourhood Youth Project in North West Donegal has been exploring the rock pools along the wild Atlantic beaches at Carrickfinn and Mullaghderg. As part of the July summer programme, members have been spending time outdoors connecting with nature and learning about their surroundings.
The Story Bridge Archive - Connecting Communities
Foróige want young people to actively connect with their community this summer in a meaningful and long-lasting way through The Foróige Story Bridge Archive.
Throughout July and August, we want younger generations to record short 15 minute interviews with older people in their family or community about their experiences of the COVID-19 lockdown. Whilst also taking the opportunity to capture observations and memories of local and national events in their earlier lives and their own experience of being a teenager.