Wavelength Over 18

Are you a person aged between 18 and 25 who is seeking asylum or has refugee status? Would you like the opportunity to challenge yourself while having fun and making new friends? Gaisce – The President’s Awards’ Wavelength project could be for you.

Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to realise your potential. You can sign up for that challenge today through the Wavelength project’ .

Gaisce is a self-development programme for young people. It is non-competitive and self-directed. Some of the benefits of undertaking a Gaisce Award is that it is an opportunity for young people to connect with new people and grow networks, boost their self-belief and confidence all whilst learning new skills. At the end of your Gaisce journey you will gain a nationally and internationally recognised Award that will be a great addition to your CV.

Your Gaisce experience is whatever you want it to be – you choose your own activities for each challenge area: Develop a Skill. Help your Community. Get Active. Go on an Adventure!  This is your personal experience and you can start at any time.

How it works

There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy you give, the greater the reward. You choose your own activities within each of the different challenge areas. It can be new skills you want to learn or skills you are already learning that you want to develop further.

*All registration fees have been waived for Wavelength participants.

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. If you progress to achieve a Gold Award, The President will present you with this at a special ceremony in Dublin Castle.

Benefits for participants:

  • Develop existing skills or learn new ones
  • Great addition to a CV and Irish references
  • Meet people and build connections
  • Improve fitness and overall physical health
  • Boost self-belief and confidence
  • Improve English language skills or other languages
  • Gain valuable experiences
  • Gaisce is non-competitive, self-directed, and participants can start at any time
  • Hundreds of free activities to choose from
  • Gain a nationally and internationally recognised award


Take the first step on your Gaisce Journey, and sign up for Wavelength over 18s today!

Contact wavelength@gaisce.ie

Wavelength over 18s is generously supported by the Coca Cola Foundation