Moate junior and senior foróige club have been chosen to participate in a TV programme to showcase the amazing work of young people who make a positive difference to the lives of others by choosing to work in their local community. The decision was announced at the permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards held in Tullamore recently.
The Moate group were chosen for this amazing opportunity for the success of their project which highlights the misuse of drugs and emergence and dangers of headshops which is very topical across the country at the moment. The members produced an information pack targeted primarily at parents. The pack, based on the results of a survey of 16-17 year olds, includes information on commonly available drugs and the dangers associated with them. The group held an awareness night attended by over 200 parents with guest speakers on drugs, alcohol, and suicide prevention.
The TV show will document youth citizenship in action and will give viewers an insight into the great work, energy, and challenges facing the young people as part of their involvement with the permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme and Awards. The awards honour young people who have chosen to become involved in making a difference in their local areas and celebrate and salute the positive actions of these young community activists.
Filming for the TV show, which will be screened over two programmes, will take place over the summer and will be aired on TV3 in the autumn.