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Conferring of Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action
The conferring of the Foundation Certificate Programme in Youth Leadership and Community Action took place in NUI Galway on October 22nd 2011. In the academic year 2010/2011, 125 students from across Ireland, between 16 and 18 years of age, successfully completed the programme and 114 young people attended the conferring ceremony.
Pictured (R-L, starting from the bottom row) are: Dean Martin, Terry McBrien, Tracy Musitongo, Adam Smith Crowley, Darren Donegan, Deane McNamara, Cara Reilly, Stephen Gallen, Rachael Kane, Karen Sewell, Alex McManigan, Tristan Shiels, Ashling Davy, Ciarán Coffey, Shauna Rutherford, Darragh Healy, David Doyle, Amy MaGill, Stephen Byrne, Shane Keating, Naomi O’Connor, Fiona Kearns, Amii Murray, Roland Omisore, Naomi Browne, Shauna Tormey, Amy Brennan.
The Foundation Certificate is a partnership between the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Foróige and the Adult and Continuing Education Office in NUI Galway. Foróige is Ireland’s largest national youth development organisation and the youth work partner of the UNESCO Chair programme.
The course is designed to equip youth with the required skills and confidence to take on positive leadership roles today and in the future. It is a year-long programme, delivered off campus by youth workers in Foróige clubs, projects and schools. It comprises three modules, youth leadership, leadership and community action and project work.
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