Foróige’s Upcoming Leadership for Life Programme in Limerick

Joy Neville

Foróige and Limerick Institute of Technology are joining forces to help support and educate Limerick’s youth leaders in Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme.

Young people aged 15 -18 years, from across Limerick, are being invited to participate from April 3rd – 6th 2018.

Kirsty Boucher, Foróige Project Worker said “Foróige and LIT joined in this partnership over a mutual interest in supporting the youth of Limerick City and County to become true leaders of their own lives, communities, county and businesses. LIT has long since recognised the need to create active leaders and has outlined their own desire to become active leaders in education, enterprise and engagement in their “Vision and Strategy to 2020”.

“Foróige’s Youth Leadership programme offers a pioneering approach to developing potential in young leaders. It is committed to changing lives of young people in communities by enabling them to develop the skills, vision and confidence to become effective leaders.

“The week long programme challenges young people to use these new found skills and confidence to improve society, thereby helping them to unravel their individual talents and potential. The programme has been developed as a means of exploring vision and passion, and to enable young people to develop key skills such as planning, decision making, critical thinking, goal setting and problem solving which are core to Leadership.

“There will also be some very exciting and inspiring guest speakers throughout the week such as Gareth Bromell, a native of Limerick, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.  The 36 year old is based in LA, New York and London and works as a session hairstylist on photo shoots for magazine editorials, advertising campaigns and with celebrities for movies, red carpet events and music videos. Bromell regularly contributes to magazines such as Vogue and Marie Claire and works with some of the major fashion brands in the world. Gareth is also the Global Ambassador for Evo Hair and they are kindly supporting Gareth to attend the conference as well as providing all the conference participants with gift bags.

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Also speaking at the conference will be Joy Neville, former Ireland woman’s rugby International Captain and current International referee. As a player Joy represented Ireland both at the 2006 and 2010 Woman’s Rugby World Cups. In 2013 she was a member of the Ireland women’s team to win both a Grand slam and the Women’s Six Nations Championship.  In 2017 Neville was named World Rugby Referee of the Year and also Munster Rugby Referee of the Year.

Music Generation will be attendance on the last day of the conference. They have been transforming the lives of children and young people in Limerick city since 2013, with an innovative, inclusive music programme, delivered by professional musicians.

For further information, or to register your interest in the event, please contact Kirsty Boucher on 086-9672870.

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