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World of Difference
Young Social Innovators
How to get involved
NEW strategy to commit to one issue
Young people of Ireland
We believe every young person has the potential to change the world for good through their passions
Effects of Recession disproportionately affecting young people (25% unemployment, 78k emigration, leading to growing social behaviour issues, addiction, suicide, disillusion, disempowerment)
Vodafone Foundation to be involved in the prevention rather than the cure, to have a meaningful impact and prevent ‘a lost generation of youth’
3 year partnership with Young Social Innovators (YSI)
YSI vision is to fire young peoples' passion to change the world for good.
Currently in over 200 secondary schools and youthreach centres in Ireland.
The programme encourages groups of young people to work together on projects that address a problem that they feel effects them and their community or the wider society. They use creativity, passion and teamwork to bring their projects to life.
Social Innovation is thepractice of using creativityto develop solutionswhich improve the well being of people and society
Forget me not
Davis College, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Social Issue: Raised awareness for missing persons in
Ireland, created funds for continued searches, and
created change in Ireland so that the suffering and plight
is not forgotten.
Innovative Response: Petitioned the Taoiseach for
National Day of Remembrance, and the President
to plant tree of remembrance. They also targeted airports, airlines and ferry companies to highlight their issue.
The Study Buddies
Our Lady of Lourdes,
New Ross, Co. Wicklow.
Social Issue: Making our community a better place
helping teachers cope with the cuts in learning support.
Innovative Response: The team developed a TY module
which they first provided to their own school and
then to schools locally. They also worked with local
100,000 young social innovators by 2015
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