Dunlavin teenagers at­tends a global lead­er­ship con­fer­ence

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A young per­son from Wick­low joined teenagers from In­dia, the USA and Ire­land at a youth con­fer­ence in Maynooth.

Me­gan Mul­downey, from Teen scene Dunlavin Foróige, was among the 250 teenagers at Foróige’s Lead­er­ship for Life Youth Con­fer­ence.

Dur­ing the week-long con­fer­ence, the teenagers, aged be­tween 15 and 18, learned skills such as em­pa­thy, de­ci­sion mak­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, crit­i­cal think­ing and team-work.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said ‘The Lead­er­ship for Life pro­gramme en­ables young peo­ple to de­velop the skills, in­spi­ra­tion, vision, con­fi­dence, and ac­tion plans to be ef­fec­tive lead­ers.

Del­e­gates at­tend­ing were nom­i­nated by youth work­ers and vol­un­teer lead­ers from their own coun­tries be­cause they demon­strated an in­nate sense of jus­tice, de­ter­mi­na­tion, pas­sion and abil­ity to lead and make pos­i­tive changes in their own com­mu­ni­ties.

The pro­gramme in­cluded lec­tures from in­spi­ra­tional speak­ers, work­shops and peer dis­cus­sions on matters of global im­por­tance.

Paul O’Brien, Youth Worker Foróige; Dave O’Reilly, Chair­per­son Foróige; Edel McGrath, RYO Foróige; Me­gan Mul­downey, Teen scene Dunlavin Foróige; Geral­dine Brennan, Vol­un­teer Foróige.

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