Pictured are the graduates from Kildare: (Front) Samuel Reilly, Daniel Murray and Luke O'Neill
(Middle): Emma Jane Power, Cera Kenny, Ellen O'Boyle and Aislinn Corbett.
(Back): Cathal Finney, Anna Kennedy, Sarah Jane Dunne and Cian Burke
By Kim O'Leary
Eleven teens from Co Kildare have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).
They were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday, October 13.
340 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme.
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 600 youth clubs & cafés, 150 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Health & Wellbeing, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship.
The Leadership for Life programme aims:
- To enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders.
- To empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.
Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said:“The Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18 year olds to acquire accredited leadership skills. They gain aptitudes in critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork in a safe and supportive environment."
“The development of young people as leaders is core to the work of Foróige. I would like to congratulate all of the graduates who dedicated themselves to understanding what it takes to become effective leaders and how to use these skills for the betterment society,” Mr Campbell finished.
To learn more about the programme visit www.foroige.ie/leadership
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