Awards

Action Ireland Trust won the Not For Profit Organisation Excellence Award

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We are very delighted to announce that Action Ireland Trust won the Not For Profit Organisation Excellence Award at the Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards last night! A big, big thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers through out the last decade, it goes without saying that we could not have done this without you.

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Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016 announced!

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Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016 – Portmarnock Community School with their project ‘Global Citizens Mapping the Future’

10th May 2016

Students from Portmarnock Community School, Co. Dublin have been named Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016 at YSI’s annual awards ceremony, hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan at Citywest Hotel and Convention Centre, Dublin, today for their project Global Citizens Mapping the Future. The winning team from the Step Up Challenge, continued to develop a mapping community that can help developing countries to determine land boundaries. The team worked to digitally create an online map of Lesotho and have uploaded street photos through an app. 454 youth-led social innovation projects were created by young people all over Ireland this year.

Over 6,500 students have been involved throughout the year, advocating for, and actively creating positive change in their communities through social innovation projects, with 6,000 students attending the Awards and Showcase event today.

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Winners 2016

Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016
Global Citizens Mapping The Future
Portmarnock Community School, Carrickhill Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

Silver Award
Mother Nature Knows Breast
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Co. Cork

Bronze Award
Farm Safety
Christian Brothers Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Step Up Challenge
Farmsense Step Up
C.B.S. Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Making Our World Safer
Carbon Monoxide Continued Awareness
Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Making Our World Healthier – Physical Well Being
Let’s Tackle Testicular Cancer
Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Making Our World Healthier – Physical Well Being – Highly Commended
Don’t Go Nuts
Tullamore College, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Making Our World Greener
No BEE No ME!
Presentation College, Currylea, Tuam, Co. Galway

Making Our World More Fair & Just
Rape Culture
Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath

Making Our Community Better
Hares on the March Waterford
Newtown School, Waterford, Co. Waterford

Relationships & Sexual Health
Born into Porn
Moyle Park College, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Making Our World Healthier – Mental Health
Serving Smiles
Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Making Our Country More Inclusive and Poverty Free
An Errigal Welcome
Errigal College, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Making Our World a Better Place for Young People
The Power to Stand Up
Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

Making Our World One World
Generation Integration
Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Poster Award – Overall
Be Like Jack
Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Co. Limerick

Poster Award – Artistic Creativity
How to Save a Life?
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Charleville, Co. Cork

Poster Award – Most Innovative
LITTER-ally… TRASH!
St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Poster Award – Communication of Message
The Hidden Homeless
Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Poster Award – High Commendation
Eat, Pray, Live (well)
St. Brogan’s College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, Co. Cork

Social Entrepreneurs Award
Farm Safety
Christian Brothers Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Social Media
CrimeTime
Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Co. Limerick

Fun-raising
Hares on the March Waterford
Newtown School, Waterford, Co. Waterford

Mobile for Good
See Me? Coeliac!
Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

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