Thirty-three young people from Mayo graduate from the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme

Pictured at the Foroige NUIG graduations were the 33 graduates from Mayo. Photo: Brian Farrell

Pictured at the Foroige NUIG graduations were the 33 graduates from Mayo. Photo: Brian Farrell

Thirty-three Mayo teens have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme, accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG ).

They were each awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday, October 13. A total of 340 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland, having completed the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme.

The Mayo graduates were Laura Egan, Karina Nicole Tropman, Sean Lucen, David Friel, Ruth Canavan, Claire Reynolds, Edward Rice, Sarah Geraghty, Sean Martin, Colm Dunleavy, Michelle O'Hara,Emma Doherty, Brian Oran, Steven Conroy, Aisling Kenna.Roisin Langan, Sarah Loftus, Lauren McGahon, Sarah Toner, Kate Cunningham, Darragh Jordan, Amanda Coleman, Niamh Henry, Paul Diamond, Taiyo Uneo, Kyle Howard, Oisin Browne, Lilly McGreal, Alannah Flynn, Davina Coleman, Ciara O'Rourke, Diarmuid Heneghan and Tommy Loftus.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said: “The Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18-year-olds to acquire accredited leadership skills. They gain aptitudes in critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork in a safe and supportive environment.

“The development of young people as leaders is core to the work of Foróige. I would like to congratulate all of the graduates who dedicated themselves to understanding what it takes to become effective leaders and how to use these skills for the betterment society."

To learn more about the programme visit www.foroige.ie/leadership

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