April 12, 2024

Cut from the Same Cloth

Cut from the Same Cloth is the theme of this year’s Youth Work Ireland, which runs from Saturday, April 13th to Saturday, April 20th.

The aim of the week is to explore ideas around what makes us human and what connects us to each other, irrespective of where we are from in the world, what our religious or ethnic beliefs are or, what race we belong to.

In the end we all belong to one race – the human race. It is the unity in our diversity that makes us strong and our kindness that makes us stronger.

As part of the week, an Activity Pack ‘Cut from the Same Cloth will support workers and volunteers to discuss and explore themes of oneness, connection, diversity and what makes us human with young people through fun and creative ways in youth work settings.

‘This year we are taking inspiration from President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to build an active citizenship based on participation, equality, unity and respect for all,’ said a spokesperson for Youth Work Ireland.

‘The Activity Pack contains sessions and suggested activities so young people can increase their knowledge and understanding of a shared humanity, and what our obligations and expectations are in relation to building a better, more prosperous, more united, more just and equal world,’ added the spokesperson.

Throughout the week, Limerick Youth Service will be running a several workshops for the Cut From the Same Cloth across our youth projects, groups and youth clubs:

Below, Deborah Fakeye, President of Youth Work Ireland, speaks about the importance of youth work in exploring diversity and the part Cut from the Same Cloth can make:

Among the highlights of the week, will be a Political Briefing with members of the Oireachats at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday, April 17th.

Now in its thirteenth year, Youth Work Ireland Week is a celebration of youth work and acknowledges the contribution youth organisations play in supporting young people.

A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.