Students from St Anne’s Secondary School, Tipperary Town will be among 200 young people gathering in Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Thursday, 13th March.
The will speak out on the social issues concerning them in their community and wider society and presenting the creative solutions they are taking to tackle them.
Mental health bullying, suicide awareness and preventing childhood obesity are among the issues that will be highlighted at the event.
Thursday’s Young Social Innovators Speak Out is part of the annual project-based social innovation programme for 15-18 year olds supported by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation. This year nine regional events are taking place offering all 6,000 young people participating in YSI the opportunity to speak out on their chosen issue to an audience of community leaders, voluntary organisations and members of the public.
The annual YSI programme gives young people the skills and know-how to examine social problems and bring about the changes they wish to see in their communities and wider society.