Award glory for Enagh Youth Forum

Members of the Enagh Youth Forum who were awarded an Impact 2012 award for Rural sustainablility. Included, are Eoghan McBride, Paul Hughes, Jordan Irwin, Eamonn O'Donnell, support worker and Gemma Smyth, peer support worker. (0304SL19)
Members of the Enagh Youth Forum who were awarded an Impact 2012 award for Rural sustainablility. Included, are Eoghan McBride, Paul Hughes, Jordan Irwin, Eamonn O'Donnell, support worker and Gemma Smyth, peer support worker. (0304SL19)

Well done to everyone at Enagh Youth Forum who attended the recent ‘Impact 2012’ Awards ceremony held in Belfast’s Waterfront and were presented with an Impact 2012 award under the category of ‘Rural Sustainability’.

The award was given in recognition of Enagh Youth Forum’s work with young people in the Enagh Ward of Derry and, in particular, in recognition of their campaigning and lobbying for rural communities and in protecting the local environment, educating young people on the past and supporting the most vulnerable young people aged 13-25 years.

One young member of Enagh Youth Forum, Lindsay Irvine, said: “It was good to meet and network with other youth led groups and share ideas and learn from each other. It was also brilliant to win an award for the rural sustainability category and get some recognition for the work we do in Strathfoyle and Greater Enagh Area.”

The Impact 2012 Youth Sustainability Awards are a Northern Ireland Executive Initiative led by the Department of the Environment (DOE) and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM). The awards aim to recognise and reward the youth of today for their various environmental and sustainable initiatives, and encourage young people to showcase their perspectives, be inspired, and help make a real difference.