Limerick youth group take part in social issues week

Owen Hickey

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Owen Hickey

Members of Limerick Youth Service were among youth groups from across Ireland who travelled to Dublin last month for a week covering a variety of social issues.

Members of Limerick Youth Service were among youth groups from across Ireland who travelled to Dublin last month for a week covering a variety of social issues.

Organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland, One World Week was a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action on local and global justice issues to take action to bring about change.

The young people showcased work on the theme ‘Consume with Care’ through artistic creations, drama and photography.

“Despite the current recession, young people continue to show a deep commitment to action in solidarity with other young people around the world.

“They are increasingly aware of global issues such as recession, trade and relations between countries, and how they impact on young people’s lives and opportunities.

“Today is a showcase of the creative ways in which young people are tackling this important issue,” said Johnny Sheehan, development education co-ordinator in the National Youth Council of Ireland.

The National Youth Council of Ireland is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of 55 voluntary youth organisations and uses experience to act on issues that affect young people throughout the country.