Over 95% of Foróige volunteers feel they benefit from volunteering

foroigeadmin March 6, 2017

Foróige held its annual National Volunteer Conference in Sligo - the European capital of volunteering for 2017 - this weekend (3-5th March, 2017).

Hundreds of volunteers travelled from all over Ireland to attend the conference involving keynote speaker John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at University of Edinburgh; to participate in workshops and exchange ideas on best practice in youth work.

Foróige also launched the results of a survey of 500 Foróige volunteers it conducted this year. The findings included:

Foróige Teen becomes Aldi’s youngest supplier

foroigeadmin December 14, 2016

Foróige teen Éabha Campbell, the National Junior Baking Competition winner, has her ‘Muffin of the Moment’ stocked in 128 Aldi Stores nationwide since 10th December, €1.79 for a two pack. Éabha is Aldi’s youngest supplier at just 16 years of age.

Éabha, from Truagh Foróige Club in Co. Monaghan, was crowned the National Junior Baker in the Aldi Marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on September 22nd 2016, and the opportunity to have her muffins stocked in store in Aldi nationwide was part of her prize.

Foróige Youth Committee Phibblestown express their views to Ombudsman for Children

foroigeadmin November 17, 2016

The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, yesterday (16/11/16) travelled to Phibblestown to meet with the Foróige Youth Committee to hear their views on children’s rights. This visit formed part of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office Tune In consultation which is underway until the end of November.

Speaking following his visit Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon said: