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Killimordaly Kiltullagh Foróige Club in Galway wins Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme

The Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme works to empower youths in Ireland to make a positive change in local community

Written by Michelle O'Connor and posted in news

"Community Wellbeing was the clear winner when it came to driving forces in this year’s projects, with the vast majority of projects intrinsically built upon a pride in community that bodes well for the future. "

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15,000 young people from all over Ireland took part in this year’s Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme in association with Aldi. This programme empowers young people to make positive change in the world by examining the local community, coming up with a way to make it a better place and then working to make this change happen.

Over 2000 young people travelled to Dublin this summer to attend the Youth Citizenship Awards. These awards showcased the efforts of 159 youth groups from  26 counties whose projects focused on a variety of social issues. The young people involved aimed to help the homeless, revamp playgrounds, gardens and graveyards to make a positive difference to their local communities.

The winners this year were Killimordaly Kiltullagh Foróige Club in Galway which informed members of the local community about defibrillators. They provided courses, information leaflets and maintained the batteries of debrillators in the local community while raising money and creating awareness about the importance of defibrillators and how to use them.

Foróige runs 611 clubs nationally, and 147 projects and working with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers.

Find out more about the Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme and Awards in partnership with Aldi Ireland on their website.

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Published September 5th, 2016
Last updated September 12th, 2016
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