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18/09/2021

Donegal teenagers learn leadership skills at Foróige conference

Donegal teenagers learn leadership skills at Foróige conference

Five teenagers from Donegal are taking part in the 'Foróige’s Leadership for Life International Youth Conference' in Kildare this week. 

The conference brought together 250 teenagers from India, the USA and Ireland to learn how to become leaders in their own lives.

The five Donegal teenagers taking part are, Éadaoin Doherty; Robert Armstrong; Milaoise Armstrong; Christina Armstrong; Diarmait Mac Con Uladh. 

During the conference the teenagers learn crucial life skills such as empathy, decision making, communication skills, critical thinking and teamwork.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: "The Leadership for Life programme enhances the vision, passion and idealism of young people by teaching them key leadership skills and challenging them to use these skills practically. Through challenging young people to explore their own values, and express themselves in ways they may not be used to, they develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and empathy. These skills are crucial in all walks of life.”

The 250 delegates, aged 15 to 18, will graduate on Friday morning, August 6th, having completed various stages of the leadership programme.

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