BODIE's represented on TV3 Leona Smith & Clare Bradley appeared on Ireland AM for TV3 with teacher Ms. Cronin.
It was a busy mid term break for the 'Bring Organ Donation into Education' team. They spent the week filming and editing a video resource for an organ donor teaching pack that they are creating. The pack will be launched at the end of March and a copy sent to every secondary school in the country in time for organ donor week this year.
The Young Social Innovator All Ireland Title Holders are continuing to work on their project Bring Organ Donation into Education. They were invited to visit the Vodafone headquarters in Dublin to meet the CEO of Vodafone Ann O'Leary and to present their project to a large audience of Vodafone employees. The Vodafone Foundation are sponsoring the project and mentoring the students as they continue to develop and produce an organ donor teaching pack for the secondary schools of Ireland.
Congratulations and well done to the “Bring Organ Donation into Education” Young Social Innovation title holders. On Friday the 30th of January three representatives from the team; Clodagh Martin, Clare Bradley and Leona Smith presented their project to a panel of judges at a YSI Dragons Den sponsored by Vodafone. The girls were awarded with a further €1400 in funding for their project. Over the next two months the team will continue to work on the design and production of an organ donation teaching pack. It will be launched at the end of March and a copy sent to every secondary school in the country in time for Organ Donation week this year.
Congratulations to Siobhan Byrne, Elizabeth Corbally, Eimear Corcoran, Sophie Fagan, Caoimhe Fox and Clodagh Manning whose drawings were used for the Charity Christmas cards in aid of The Irish Heart Foundation.
Design an attractive Christmas card for the Irish Heart Foundation
A long-term solution to the Organ Donation Crisis
The winning project “Bring Organ Donation into Education” is well underway. The students involved are in the process of designing and producing an organ donation teaching pack that will be distributed nationally to every secondary school in the country by organ donation week in March of next year. As a result of this project young people will now be educated about organ donation in secondary school and given the option to become a donor. They will also be capable of making an educated decision on the matter when applying for their driving licence. Statistics show that that 90% of Irish people are in favour of organ donation but only 30% ever do anything about becoming a donor. The “Bring Organ Donation into Education” project has the potential to overturn the current statistics. Over time this will result in reducing organ donor waiting lists and saving people’s lives.
The Vodafone Ireland Foundation which is the official partner to Young Social Innovators requested four representatives from the team to feature in their GO DO campaign media Launch. On Monday the 9th of September Clare Bradley, Clodagh Martin, Orla Davis and Cliodhna Mc Manus travelled to Dublin for a photoshoot. They were accompanied by their Principal Ms Caroline O’ Reilly and their teacher and YSI guide Ms Cronin. Multiple photos were taken of the students with Stephan Cluxton the Gaelic football goalkeeper for Dublin and Louise Duffy from TodayFM. These pictures will be released to the media later this week.