Jen Hensan and Foroige group launched their willow work
Galway artist Jen Hensan and her wonderful Foroige group
Galway artist Jen Hensan and her wonderful Foroige group launched their willow work this week, a sculpture project they had been working on over the last few months in the funky new Foroige space in Fair Green. The students will be leading lantern workshops in the Volvo village next week. Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland, working with approximately 57,000 young people aged 10-18 every year through volunteer-led clubs and staff-led youth projects. Founded in 1952, Foróige currently operates in 26 counties in Ireland, with 531 Foróige clubs, 125 youth projects, the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Foróige works with all young people through our general services and also works with vulnerable young people who require additional support through a full range of targeted services. General services such as Foróige clubs, special interest groups, volunteer-led youth cafés, feeder clubs and youth fora, encourage young people to take responsibility and be part of shaping the world around them while developing their talents, skills and character, while also having a great time along the way. Targeted services such as Garda Youth Diversion Projects, Teen Parent Support Programmes and Neighbourhood Youth Projects, help young people to deal with issues associated with poverty, marginalisation and social exclusion, under-achievement at school, early school leaving, youth crime, substance abuse and family difficulties in a safe friendly environment.