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Gaisce – The President’s Award is Ireland’s national youth award and is a self development programme for young people aged 14-25.

It is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to all young people to dream big and fulfil their potential.

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Expressions of Interest in Chairperson of the Gaisce Council

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise for an immediate vacancy arising on the Council. Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of: Experience Successful track record of achievement through their career Significant experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level [...]

Launch of ‘Breath of Fresh Éire’ – Art Collaboration Between Gaisce, Oberstown and An Garda Síochána Balbriggan

Breath of Fresh Éire, a ground-breaking art collaboration between Gaisce – The President’s Award, Oberstown Children Detention Campus and An Garda Síochána Balbriggan was officially launched on Thursday March 28th.   Breath of Fresh Éire consists of three art installations, created by the young people of Oberstown and overseen by artist Joe Caslin. The three parts [...]

Think Global, Act Local – Global Citizenship Action Through The Gaisce Award

Think Global, Act Local is an important event for our ongoing commitment to promoting global citizenship action through the Gaisce Award. Event Occurrence: Date: April 16th 2024 Time: 16:00 - 17:30 GMT Register Free: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/think-global-act-local-tickets-850727237067 Event Information: Think Global, Act Local, is an exciting opportunity for PALs to learn about promoting global citizenship action through [...]

Two Gaisce Awardees from CBS James’s Street Receive Their Bronze Awards

On March 7th , 2024, Gaisce – The President’s Award was delighted to have the opportunity to present awards to two young people from CBS James's Street who completed their award with the School Completion Programme Liberties Dublin 8 Cluster (SCP). SCP is a targeted support programme for Primary and Secondary young people. This support [...]

Gaisce – The President’s Award Awarded Triple Lock Membership by the Charities Institute Ireland

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce that the organisation has been awarded the Triple Lock Standard by the Charities Institute of Ireland (Cii).  The Triple Lock Standard is awarded to charities that uphold the highest standards in transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance structures. This recognition is the gold standard for [...]

Aoife Prendergast, Anna-Marie Turley and Orla Leahy join Gaisce’s Council

At the end of January, Aoife Prendergast and Anna-Marie Turley joined Gaisce's Council, and now, in March, Orla Leahy has also become a part of this esteemed group. Their contributions and fresh perspectives will undoubtedly enrich the council’s work and mission for Gaisce - The President's Award! Check out all Gaisce Council Members on our team page: https://www.gaisce.ie/meet-the-team/#gaisce-council [...]

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📣 EVENT FOR PARTICIPANTS & PALS 📣

Want to find out more about the Gold Award? ✨

This online event will support you by reviewing the Gold Award requirements, providing examples for inspiration and answering any questions you have! 😊

🗓️ April 24th 2024
⏰ 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/going-for-gold-gaisce-gold-award-information-session-tickets-801206770017?aff=erelpanelorg

#GaisceAward #GaisceParticipants #GaiscePALs #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #GoldAward

📣 EVENT FOR PARTICIPANTS & PALS 📣

Want to find out more about the Gold Award? ✨

This online event will support you by reviewing the Gold Award requirements, providing examples for inspiration and answering any questions you have! 😊

🗓️ April 24th 2024
⏰ 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/going-for-gold-gaisce-gold-award-information-session-tickets-801206770017?aff=erelpanelorg

#GaisceAward #GaisceParticipants #GaiscePALs #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #GoldAward
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The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise for an immediate vacancy arising on the Council.

More Details on StateBoards: https://stateboards.ie/en/?option=com_jobsearch&view=jobdetails&cid=187711&campaignId=undefined

@dcediy 

#GaisceAward #GaisceCouncil #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise for an immediate vacancy arising on the Council.

More Details on StateBoards: https://stateboards.ie/en/?option=com_jobsearch&view=jobdetails&cid=187711&campaignId=undefined

@dcediy

#GaisceAward #GaisceCouncil #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward
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Check out the launch of the 'Outreach' mural from the Breath of Fresh Éire art collaboration with Gaisce - The President's Award, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland. 😊

@joeobriengreen officially unveiled the mural which is now displayed on the side of Balbriggan Garda Station 👏

The piece depicts a varied group of hands reaching towards a single extended hand of a Garda and speaks of care, collaboration and the need to work together. The hands featured in the painting represent the young people in Oberstown and members of the Balbriggan community.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #Balbriggan #Narrative4 #JoeCaslin #ArtCollaboration

Check out the launch of the `Outreach` mural from the Breath of Fresh Éire art collaboration with Gaisce - The President`s Award, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland. 😊

@joeobriengreen officially unveiled the mural which is now displayed on the side of Balbriggan Garda Station 👏

The piece depicts a varied group of hands reaching towards a single extended hand of a Garda and speaks of care, collaboration and the need to work together. The hands featured in the painting represent the young people in Oberstown and members of the Balbriggan community.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #Balbriggan #Narrative4 #JoeCaslin #ArtCollaboration
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Learn more about the Breath of Fresh Éire and Outreach Murals, where young people from Oberstown Children Detention Campus and Balbriggan Gardaí spent time creating physical art pieces. The Breath of Fresh Éire mural is now installed in Balbriggan Rugby Club and the Outreach Mural is displayed at Balbriggan Garda Station.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

Breath of Fresh Éire is a collaboration between Gaisce - The President's Award, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration

Learn more about the Breath of Fresh Éire and Outreach Murals, where young people from Oberstown Children Detention Campus and Balbriggan Gardaí spent time creating physical art pieces. The Breath of Fresh Éire mural is now installed in Balbriggan Rugby Club and the Outreach Mural is displayed at Balbriggan Garda Station.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

Breath of Fresh Éire is a collaboration between Gaisce - The President`s Award, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration
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Learn more about "Life's Patterns", a series of ten individual art pieces, assembled by the young people at Oberstown and Balbriggan Gardaí. The art was composed of symbols that held personal significance for them.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

Breath of Fresh Éire is a collaboration between @gaisceaward, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration

Learn more about "Life`s Patterns", a series of ten individual art pieces, assembled by the young people at Oberstown and Balbriggan Gardaí. The art was composed of symbols that held personal significance for them.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

Breath of Fresh Éire is a collaboration between @gaisceaward, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration
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Check out how a Breath of Fresh Éire came to life with collaboration between @gaisceaward, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration

Check out how a Breath of Fresh Éire came to life with collaboration between @gaisceaward, @oberstowncampus, An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan, @joecaslin and @narrative4ireland.

Watch the full Breath of Fresh Éire video here: [link in bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration
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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 🏳️‍⚧️🤍

TDOV is an annual celebration of trans and non-binary people, their achievements and contributions to society. 🎉

Today, like every day, we recognise the achievements of young people taking part in the Gaisce programme. We hope all young people can see themselves in the award and can comfortably express themselves through their Challenge Area activities 😊

#GaisceAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #TransDayOfVisibility #TDOV #TDOV2024

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 🏳️‍⚧️🤍

TDOV is an annual celebration of trans and non-binary people, their achievements and contributions to society. 🎉

Today, like every day, we recognise the achievements of young people taking part in the Gaisce programme. We hope all young people can see themselves in the award and can comfortably express themselves through their Challenge Area activities 😊

#GaisceAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #TransDayOfVisibility #TDOV #TDOV2024
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Introducing ‘Breath of Fresh Éire’, a ground-breaking art collaboration between Gaisce - The President's Award, the youth of @oberstowncampus and An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan.

The project, led by artist @joecaslin, aimed to foster a sense of understanding and connection between the young people at Oberstown and the Gardaí by working together to create a series of art pieces and murals, displayed at Balbriggan Garda Station and @balbrigganrfc Rugby Club.

We worked with @narrative4 through the tool of Story Exchange, to forge connection, break down barriers and teach empathy in our sessions.

Check out the story of how a Breath of Fresh Éire came to life 🖌️ [Link In Bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration

Introducing ‘Breath of Fresh Éire’, a ground-breaking art collaboration between Gaisce - The President`s Award, the youth of @oberstowncampus and An @gardainsta Síochána Balbriggan.

The project, led by artist @joecaslin, aimed to foster a sense of understanding and connection between the young people at Oberstown and the Gardaí by working together to create a series of art pieces and murals, displayed at Balbriggan Garda Station and @balbrigganrfc Rugby Club.

We worked with @narrative4 through the tool of Story Exchange, to forge connection, break down barriers and teach empathy in our sessions.

Check out the story of how a Breath of Fresh Éire came to life 🖌️ [Link In Bio] https://youtu.be/DHzOLyK8xXk

#GaisceAward #YourWayYourAward #YouthDevelopment #YouthAward #BreathOfFreshÉire #Oberstown #AnGardaSíochána #JoeCaslin #Art #Mural #Collaboration
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