Kildare teenagers win Foróige awards


Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Kildare teenagers win Foróige awards

The Co. Kildare Foróige members (see story for caption)

Eleven Kildare teens, 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 on October 13.


Some 340 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme.


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 stated.


To learn more about the 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 programme aims to enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders and to empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.

Pictured left to right Samuel Reilly Clane, Daniel Murray Prosperous and Luke O'Neill Carbury

Middle: Emma Jane Power  Clane, Cera Kenny Naas, Ellen O'Boyle Naas and Aislinn Corbett Clane.

Back: Cathal Finney Carbury, Anna Kennedy Naas, Sarah Jane Dunne Clane and Cian Burke Clane