Young Grant makers in Longford have their say

Tommy McDonagh & Ronan Stokes from Longford Young Investors attended a consultation group workshop for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the Ombudsman for Children’s office (OCO) in Dublin.

Ireland signed up to this international agreement in 1992 and this year marks the 25th Anniversary. To celebrate the last 25 years, the UNCRC25 Programme was developed in order to provide young people with the opportunity to voice their concerns about issues facing them in society today. The national Launch event will take place on the 28th September in Croke Park, Dublin and both Tommy and Ronan along with other young people from various parts of Ireland will play a pivotal role in developing the key themes for the event over the coming months. They are attending a follow up workshop on the 12th July in order to participate in the final details for the launch event in September.

YouthBank in Longford is hosted by the Foroige LEAP Garda Youth Diversion Project.  For more information on their grant rounds contact local Co-ordinator aisling.nolan@foroige.ie