December 25

DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL UP AND RUNNING FOR 2013

first_imgMore than 30 new Youth Councillors from the Donegal Youth Council met in the Regional Cultural Centre last Saturday for a team building day and also to plan for new projects which will run across the year.The Donegal Youth Council, which is made up of young people from all across the county from Carndonagh to Carrick, will meet regularly each month in Letterkenny and also in their local electoral areas to work on identified topics of Youth Facilities, Mental Health/ Suicide, Health & Well Being, Education and Bullying. Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify, prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county.It also aims to provide young people with opportunities to have their voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies which affect them.As part of their work on Saturday the young people of the Donegal Youth Council also voted “Bullying” as their chosen topic to be put forward for this year’s national Dail na nÓg event. Dáil na nÓg is the National Youth Parliament of Ireland.It gives young people in Ireland the opportunity to represent the views of those under the voting age of 18 at a national level, and to call for changes to improve the lives of young people in Ireland. Donegal Youth Council is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service. For more information you can contact Donegal Youth Council Co-ordinator Marty Keeney on 087-6806676 or email [email protected] DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL UP AND RUNNING FOR 2013 was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Youth Councillast_img read more