Waterford teenagers graduate from Foróige Leadership for Life Programme

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

Waterford's Niall Gerard, Leaih Bohill, Zilan Michaela, Mia Kealy, Erina Mooney, Dylan McCarthy, Aaron Caleb, Joshua Micheal Garvey and James Andrew Corbett were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday.

340 young people graduated from the north and south of Ireland on Saturday having completed the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme. “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," said CEO of Foróige Seán Campbell.

“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," he added.