The highly popular Kilmovee Foróige to hold it’s registration night this September.
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.
The name Foróige is derived from forbairt na hóige, which means ‘development of youth’.
Forbairt na hóige = Development of Youth
For + óige = Foróige
The Foróige approach to youth work is underpinned by a strong philosophy which states:
Unique Each person has unique qualities and attributes.
Creative Creativity applies to many aspects of life: solving problems, organizing, the arts, communicating, caring for others.
Take responsibility We always have a choice: in what we think, do and become.
Interdependent with others We develop through relations with other people. We achieve more by working together.
Make a difference to the world Each person has something important to contribute to making the world a better place.
Have an influence Reality is not fixed. It can be changed by our actions. Each person can influence what is going on. Each can influence what they become in life.
Learn from every situation Learning does not stop at school. It is part of everyday living. It is a lifelong process.
Download a Foróige Philosophy poster here.