A big congratulations to the Letterkenny IT (LYIT) Gaisce Society who won a national BIC award on the 10th of April for the best civic/charity society amongst a small college in Ireland.
The BICS (Board of Irish College Students) National Society Awards gives students and societies the opportunity to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous college year. The award recognises the hard work and effort made by the individuals who run student societies in third level institutions all across Ireland and celebrates the importance of student societies in college life. This year’s BIC Awards took place in the Titanic in Belfast and over 420 people were in attendance.
The LYIT Gaisce Society is a proactive society in LYIT and its members are students who are focused on volunteering, fundraising and community engagement. Every year the society visits the ‘Garden of Eden Project’ in Thailand, which is a rehabilitation community for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The main aim of this trip is to help to create a self-supporting community of people living with HIV/AIDS. The students interacted with the children and families with HIV/AIDS and built them fish and frog farms to assist the people to gain self-sufficiency and financial independence.
We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of the LYIT Gaisce Society and wish them the best of luck with their Gaisce Awards. Getting involved in your college society is a great opportunity to combine your Gaisce activities with college life. If you are interested in setting up a Gaisce Society in your own College or University please contact the Gaisce Office on 01 617 1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to help.