The OUR Generation team at Youth Work Ireland have held a celebration event for young people who took part in the Youth Fund programme.
The event took place at Todds Leap activity centre in Dungannon on Thursday 23rd February 2023. Pupils from six schools located in the border counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo and Donegal came together to celebrate their achievements.
The schools in attendance were St Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross, Beech Hill College, St Macartan’s College, St Bricin’s Vocational School, Ursuline College and Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair.
St Louis Convent Monaghan also took part in The Youth Fund, however they were unable to make the celebration event on the day.
Each Youth Fund group gave a short presentation about their experiences and received hoodies and certificates. Following the presentations, young people had lunch then took part in a range of activities including archery and climbing.
Tracey McArdle, OUR Generation Co-ordinator at Youth Work Ireland, said that the event was an opportunity for all the Youth Fund groups to come together in recognition of their contribution to the project and the impact the project has had on them.
She said: “They have all worked incredibly hard over the past 5 months, showing their ability to support and encourage each other, and to make important decisions as a team.
“Taking part in the OUR Generation programme with Youth Work Ireland has empowered young people to work together to make a positive difference in their communities.”
She added: “We would like to thank all of the young people and the schools who got involved with the Youth Fund.”
For more information n the Youth Fund programme click here