Donegal Youth Service to take part in cross border programme

Minster for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced that Donegal Youth Service is to take part in a €6.1 million cross border programme to support communities to tackle post-conflict resilience and peace building.

“The cross border and cross community Our Generation project is designed to build relations, deal with legacy issues and create opportunities to bring people together.

Seven regional organisations are involved – Action Mental Health, Donegal Youth Service, Co-Operation Ireland, Youth Action NI, Youthwork Ireland, PlayBoard NI and Ulster University.

Donegal Youth Service will lead out the work across a number of southern border counties.

Minister McHugh the programme has plans to reach 35,000 children, young people and adults.

He added that the ultimate objective of the project to support the mental and emotional well being of children and young people within local communities as it aims to stop the trauma, conflict and tensions being passed from one generation to the next.