Donegal Youth Council

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The Donegal Youth Council is made up of 33 young people from every corner of Donegal, from each of the 26 secondary schools in the County and from the different youth clubs and organisations from around the county like Foroige and the Donegal Travellers Project. On the 9th of November 2016 the newly elected council held their Agenda Day. There were 99 young people in attendance and they spent the day voting on the issues they feel passionate about. The issues that were chosen for the youth council to work on during their 2 year term were:

The issues that the 8th Donegal Youth Council are working on are:

  • Sport recognition for girls
  • Sexual Health and Education
  • Facilities for young people (the hygiene and maintenance of them)
  • Body image

 

The Council meet monthly. They plan and discuss these issues and how they can address them. They also have smaller Regional meetings at which they discuss and work on more regional issues that may not be on the agenda.

Some examples of previous projects the Council worked on are:

  • The Sparks Road Show in 2014 which dealt with mental health.
  • The Road Safety Radio advertisements that we have been running since 2015 and are continuing to work on. Which deal with many issues affecting road users like drink driving and the rally weekend. The Council won a leading lights award for their road safety radio advertisements. The Leading Lights awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people nationwide in reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
  • Creating Videos and posters to raise awareness for things like the young carers.
  • Doing surveys and making handbooks on things like Web Safety for young people.

 

Donegal Youth Council is funded by the Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and is co-ordinated by the Donegal Youth Service at local level.

For more information about Donegal Youth Council, you can call DYC Coordinator Carlyn Maguire on: (074) 91 29630, follow the Donegal Youth Council on Facebook, e-mail carlyn.maguire@donegalyouthservice.ie, or check out the DYC page on the national Comhairle Na Nog website.

 


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Some of the 2016-2018 Youth Councillors working on the ‘Be Safe Be Seen Campaign’ in conjunction with RSA, County Council, Gardai and the Road Safety Working Group.

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