CALLING OUR YOUTH
Over the past number of years, Ballincollig Tidy Towns has been lucky to have Gaisce Participants from the local Secondary Schools join the Weekly Litter Pick as part of the programme. These young people have made a significant difference to the community. They have always been respectful and have happily worked alongside the BTT Volunteers.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns would like to encourage more students to join Gaisce and participate in the Weekly Litter Pick as part of the programme. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed at all times.
All Volunteers meet every Sunday morning at 11am in the Car Park at Quishs SuperValu West Village. We look forward to seeing you there.
The following explains what the Gaisce Programme is about.
Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25 and has been in existence since 1985. The Awards initially flourished under the patronage of President Patrick Hillery and since then have been carried by all incoming Presidents. To date, over 300,000 young people have participated in the Gaisce Programme.
Gaisce is driven and motivated to follow and adhere to core values set out by its staff and council members.
Gaisce is focused on, and driven by, the following core values:
Making a difference, effecting change and enabling young people to shape their own path to self-discovery
Inclusion & Equality –
Every person has the opportunity to grow their potential through equality of access, participation and outcomes.
Valuing people equally, recognising diversity, and ensuring everyone is treated with dignity.
Making an impact through pursuing the highest standards, operating with integrity and in a transparent manner.
There were sixteen Volunteers out on the weekly Litter Pick last Sunday. Between them nine bags of litter were collected.
One bag of leaves was also collected. These were taken to the compost bay at the Allotment.
During the week some Volunteers did various Litter Picks and they collected five bags of Litter, one bag of Glass and one bag of Plastic.
Rosewood Residents Association held its last Worknight of 2020 this week and collected thirteen assorted bags of green waste, kerb sweepings and litter.
Carigdene Residents were also out cleaning their Estate and eight bags of green waste were collected from them.