The European Parliament Information Office in Dublin are hosting a series of regional consultations events throughout the country for young people aged 15-21 to gather their thoughts and opinions of Europe and the vision for the future.
Foroige youth services, Le Cheile school completion program and Terence McSwiney Community College in Knocknaheeny on Cork’s Northside recently collaborated on a once in a lifetime opportunity to volunteer with our host the Hope Foundation [i] children’s charity in Kolkata India.. The group consisted of 5 young people and two leaders who travelled as part of an eight day Hope U Can Paint program. The trip was sponsored through the Tomar Trust [ii].
Foróige provides the opportunity each year for young people to have a say and influence decision making in the organisation. Youth participation in the running of the organisation is unique to Foróige and is ingrained in the Foróige philosophy.
The Reference Panel is a group of young people elected at the Regional Conferences of Clubs and the Regional Youth Participation Seminars held across the country. There are a maximum 64 members.
Returning to our wet, cold land on my 7 hour flight, I thought of all I’ve accomplished in a month. All I’ve experienced, learned, imbibed and felt in the past 29 days. As I reminisced in all the memories that I accidentally made, the trip elongated. It grew larger in length as I felt nostalgia already creeping in to everything that had happened in the split second of that month.