Ear Muff Maker from Tallaght wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013

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Foróige-Notinuse April 11, 2013

Street smart, go-getting, profit making Amy Keatinge is the winner of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013, organised and run by Foróige for her business CoZey SoundZ . A total of 1,500 participants from low income communities set up 850 businesses as part of this year’s NFTE entrepreneurship programme, generating a collective turnover of €250,000. The programme runs from September to May every year.

Business Community Asked to Make the Smart Move with Foróige

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Foróige-Notinuse October 30, 2012

Recycle yours and your company’s smart phones and help raise vital funds for young people in Ireland

In the first charity drive of its kind in Ireland businesses are being asked to donate their company smart phones - Yes Smart Phones – when next implementing an organisational upgrade. Businesses can also support the initiative by displaying a tamper proof collection box in a communal area in their workplace encouraging staff and visitors to donate their smart phones too.

Former Mountjoy Governor: 'Drugs are the biggest threat to Irish society' - speaking at launch of Foróige Drug Awareness DVD in Portarlington

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Foróige-Notinuse October 23, 2012

The former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan, has launched a drug awareness music video which has been produced by teenagers at the Foróige Garda Youth Diversion Project in Portarlington, County Laois.

The music video entitled 'Why Do You Make Me Cry?' tells the tragic story of a young man who dies as a result of drug abuse. The DVD was made by 22 girls and boys aged 12 to 17 who attend the Foróige Port Project in Portarlington. The ten minute long music DVD will be distributed in schools and promoted extensively online.