Week 3 #foroigeathome activities are all about 'appreciating and caring for our #environment' at our doorstep.We will be encouraging all our Foroige clubs and members to take notice of their outside environment and surroundings during the week! What can you improve or take more care of in your garden or along your daily 2km exercise route? So go and pick up some litter, paint that bench that has been neglected a bit, recycle some of the items you may be throwing out after doing a big clean of your room! We will post some ideas throughout the week!
Week 2 of #foroigeathome activities is all about Cooking & Baking. We will try and inspire you to put your kitchen skills to the test during the week - and if you feel proud of the mess you made, send us a snap of your creations our way or upload one yourself and use the hashtag #foroigeathome #wearewestcork #weareforoige Open to all in our Foróige community network - members/volunteers/leaders
Week 1 of #foroigeathome is all about your #talents! Send us in your talent whether its singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument, no matter how weird or wonderful, #WestCork would love to see it. Maybe it's time to learn a new talent? Juggling, magic or even try some comedy? Give it a go.
With Foróige clubs all over West Cork not in operation, West Cork Foróige will be encouraging all our club members across the region to take part in our #foroigeathome initiative. Every Friday night at 8pm we will be posting on all our social media, activities and challenges to get involved in over the week! Mightn't replace the real thing but upload pictures and videos and send them to us, of your involvement at home and spread some positive vibes around during this tough time!
For those of you who wish to continue engaging with the club while it cannot have physical meetings, I attach a document on how to meet safely using the "Zoom" online meeting app. Please note a few key points:
Please note Cork ETB, advertised the 2020 YOUTH CLUB GRANT last week, the closing date is Friday April 3rd. They don’t anticipate extending the application deadline, as this would have a knock on effect to the administration and payment of the grants.
Please note the Club Grant does not require, quotations etc so it should be straightforward to complete, in the event that the club needs signatures, they can be submitted at a later date, if not tenable to do so at this time. Applications can be returned by email to email@example.com or post to Youth Work Services, Cork ETB, Cork Training Centre, Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork.
Youth Services Manager
Here in West Cork we have a great network of adult volunteers and young people. Pat, a volunteer with Baltimore Foroige would like to volunteer his services to anyone who may need technical assistance with computer, tv, etc during this lockdown.
Maybe a friend or family member would like assistance with internet or email.
Please contact using
Or text 087 9785174
Pat Leonard .Leader ,Baltimore Foroige
Must be over 18 & Remote assistance only.
Foróige are delighted to offer exciting new National Leader Training at the dates and venues below. Booking form below.
This new course enables leaders to support young people to participate well in the club, including in meetings, activities and projects. Group dynamics including the stages of group formation, the roles people play in groups and responding to challenging behaviour are all covered. Leaders will get to apply their learning to their own club, share experiences and learn from each other. The course is based on the needs leaders identified.
Who can apply?
Leaders with at least one year experience in a club. At least two leaders per club should attend. You may wish to ask the club or District Council / project for part payment of the booking fees. You must be available for both days of the course. Saturday training times are 10.30am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Places limited.
Locations and dates
Fees (heavily subsidised by Foróige)
Here is the booking and payment form BOOKING FORM
These should be great courses with lots to learn and many leaders to share experiences with. We do hope you will apply.
The next Member to Leader session will take place in the Celtic Ross, Rosscarbery on Thursday 6th February from 7.30 pm to 9pm.
This session will involve a training on public speaking and will be facilitated by West Cork Toastmasters Alun Rees.