Tallaght teens awarded Leadership certs for skills and confidence

Tallaght teens awarded Leadership certs for skills and confidence

By Aisha Bolaji

A TEAM of 11 Tallaght teens have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme, another example of the civic-mindedness of the area’s youth, reports Aisha Bolaji.

The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) recently awarded the teenagers with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.

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The programme aims to enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders in their communities, empowering them to make a positive difference through the practice of effective leadership.

Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige said: “The Leadership for Life Programme enables young people to acquire key life and employability skills such as communications, critical thinking, problem-solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork. These are skills that empower young people and ones that are not acquired easily in schools.”

He added: “The young people that have graduated today should be extremely proud, not only for committing themselves to the programme but for taking their first steps in becoming the leaders of tomorrow.”

Foróige, which is Ireland’s leading youth organisation, working with young people for over sixty years, has a number of very active projects in Tallaght.

Visit www.foroige.ie for more or follow Foroige on Facebook.

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