Donegal youths help shape future
YOUNG people from
Donegal are helping to make the future better for
their peers as part of Ireland's leading youth
Eleven volunteers represented Donegal at the
organisation's recent 46th national Volunteers
Conference in Co Mayo.
The 11, from Carndonagh, Donegal Town, Killybegs,
Burtonport and Newtowncunningham, were among more
than 220 Foróige volunteers from all over the
country who took part in the 'Young People in 2016 –
Shaping Ireland’s Future’ seminar.
Foróige chairperson Michael Lynskey paid tribute to
the volunteers across the country who give up their
time to "help improve the lives of young people".
“Last year, over 400,000 hours were given freely by
volunteers in Foróige. It’s a staggering amount of
time, energy and commitment.
Donegal Foróige volunteers, from from
left, Aoife Nielson, Christine Doherty, Michelle
Gillespie, Shauna Gildea, Joanne Doherty and Marie
Moyne. Back row, from left, Peter Lanne, Megan
Jennings, Foróige regional youth officer Gary Duffy,
Geraldine Bonner and Cecelia Sheridan. The group is
pictured at the recent 46th annual Foróige
Our volunteers help
equip young people with the skills, knowledge and
attributes they need to lead the best lives that
they possibly can and we are truly grateful," he
Foróige currently works with 54,000 young people and
5,500 volunteers each year through a network of 600
clubs, 150 projects and national entrepreneurship,
citizenship and leadership programmes.