Local Foróige members address conference in Roscommon

November 8th, 2019 7:15 AM

By Southern Star Team

Foroige members at the conference included Delia Goggin, Susan Daly, Jim Leahy and Denise O'Connor. Back: Betty Kiely, Maureen Power, Caroline Crowley, Maire Foley and Eileen Kelleher.

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TWO Foróige members from Newcestown attended the organisation’s annual volunteer conference weekend. 

Delia Goggin and Maureen Power joined seven others from all over Cork at the event in Roscommon whose theme was ‘Foróige Volunteers – preparing young people for a changing world.’ 

Delia and Maureen addressed the gathering on the Member to Leader Programme, which is aimed at retaining young members once they turn 18. It is a two-year long programme which teaches the necessary skills needed to be a volunteer in a Foróige Club or Programme. 

Foróige has over 6,500 volunteers working in its 650 clubs, 160 projects and programmes, including Leadership for Life; Be Healthy Be Happy, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and the Aldi Foróige youth citizenship programme, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. Foróige volunteers are essential to the organisation’s engagement with over 50,000 young people year after year.

This was the 49th annual Foróige conference, with 250 delegates from 22 counties enjoying a wide variety of guest speakers, workshops, and social events aimed at exchanging ideas to continue Foróige volunteers phenomenal work throughout the country. 

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