Gaisce – The President’s Award will launch its Wavelength project at UCD on Wednesday, January 26th at UCD’s Student Centre in the Red Room between 12.30pm and 2pm.
This is a drop-in information event and students are invited to come along, have lunch and a chat with us and find out how you can start your Gaisce journey at UCD!
Who is this event for?
If you have refugee status or are currently seeking asylum in Ireland and you’re studying at UCD, this is for you. Come along to find out more about the Gaisce programme – participants can be 18-25, and over 18’s can be a President’s Award Leader (PAL).
Please register here if you would like to attend this event.
What is Gaisce Award’s Wavelength Programme?
Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to all young people aged 14-25 to dream big and realise their potential. This challenge is for all young people currently living in Ireland – regardless of your status. If you have refugee status or are currently seeking asylum in Ireland and you’re studying at UCD, this is for you.
Gaisce’s Wavelength programme is specifically designed to support and enable young people from these communities to participate and succeed in their Award.
Gaisce Awards are non-competitive and self-directed – which means you pick the activities, and you go at your own pace. At the end of your Gaisce journey you will gain a nationally and internationally recognised Award – a great addition to your CV.
You choose your own activities for each challenge area: develop a skill, help your community, get active and go on an adventure.
What does the Gaisce Award Journey look like?
A trained adult mentor, a President’s Award Leader (PAL), will support you throughout the process. Upon completing the Gaisce programme, you will receive a medal and certificate signed by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
Benefits for participants:
- Meet people and build connections
- Boost self-belief and confidence
- Hundreds of free activities to choose from
- Opportunity to expand your network
- Great addition to a CV and helps highlight skillsets
- Develop existing skills or learn new ones
- Improve fitness and overall physical health
- Improve English language skills or other languages
- Gain valuable experiences
- Gain a nationally and internationally recognised award
- Challenge yourself & develop new skills
Take the first step on your Gaisce Journey, and sign up for Wavelength today!
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