KDYS And Ógras Take Part In National Youth Showcase

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Lin Moriarty, Rebekah Crean and Leanne O’Grady representing KDYS with Deputy Martin Ferris.

THE National Youth Showcase entitled ‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ took place in the Mansion House, Dublin recently with young people from Kerry taking part.

The showcase on September 27 brought together over 350 young people representing every constituency in Ireland to celebrate the value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland. They included  groups from KDYS and Ogras from Kerry.

A key message emerging from the day was that hundreds of thousands of young people and their communities take part in and benefit from youth work, and that we need to sustain and increase support for youth work to meet the needs of our growing youth population.

Deputy Danny Healy Rae with Risteárd Ó Fuaráin (right) and TJ Ó hAllmhuráin, Darragh Ó Fuaráin, Dáithí Ó Gráda from Ógras.

The event – organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – was opened by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and gave young people from around Ireland the opportunity to speak directly to public representatives and share with them first-hand what they do, what they learn and the benefits of youth work for them and their local communities.

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