YOUTHREACH OFFERS COURSES TO HELP TAKE YOUR CAREER FORWARD

first_imgAre you aged between 15-20 years? Have you left school early? Do you have little or no qualifications? If so, you may be interested in joining your nearest Youthreach programme? What is Youthreach?Youthreach is the Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers. In Co Donegal the programme is managed by Donegal ETB. There are six centres across the county in Ballyshannon, Buncrana, Glengad, Gortahork, Lifford and Letterkenny (which celebrates its 25th anniversary this October!).What Does Youthreach Offer?Youthreach offers young people a wide range of learning and training opportunities.A range of national QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland – formerly FETAC) qualifications are provided including Levels 1 or 2 General Learning, Level 3 General Learning or Employability Skills and Level 4 General Learning. Subjects, varying from centre to centre, include art and craft, catering, computers, childcare, hairdressing, health and fitness, literacy, numeracy, office skills, outdoor pursuits, personal development, woodcraft and many more. Work experience is also an important part of the Youthreach programme. Other qualifications include basic food hygiene, ECDL, First Aid and Gaisce Awards.Centres also provide an extensive health promotion programme covering areas such as positive mental health, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, road safety, citizenship and money management.Fun is also an important part of Youthreach and regular trips and events such as an annual county-wide table quiz, masterchef, pool, bowling and football competitions also take place throughout the year.Once you’ve completed a Youthreach programme you can progress to employment or other further education opportunities – our career Advocates will help you on your way.You’ll receive a weekly training and meal allowance (16-20 year olds) and a travelling allowance if appropriate. Youthreach enrolment takes place all year round so you don’t have to wait until September – call your nearest centre now!You can also check out each centre on Facebook or our Twitter account @DonegalYR or website www.donegaletb.ie/youthreachBallyshannon (Antoinette) – 071 98 51286; Buncrana/Glengad (Jayne) – 074 93 62466; Gortahork (Pat) – 074 91 35218; Letterkenny (Gillian) – 074 91 22585; Lifford (Aidan) – 074 91 42114YOUTHREACH OFFERS COURSES TO HELP TAKE YOUR CAREER FORWARD was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsYOUTHREACHlast_img read more

MAN WHO STABBED PAL AFTER ‘GOING BANANAS’ WAS VICTIM OF TORTURE BY HIS MOTHER

first_imgThe late Enda McLaughlinA CO Donegal man whose brother died in horrific circumstances in Germany last year was the victim of torture by his mother, a court has heard.Daniel ‘Skippy’ McLaughlin, from Glentogher, Carndonagh, was before Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with assault causing harm. His brother Enda died after being struck by a car in north west Germany. He had earlier stabbed three people.But like his brother Enda, Patrick had an “horrific” childhood, said social worker Janice Arthurs in evidence to Judge Francis Comerford.Garda Declan Lambe told the court how he was called to reports of a disturbance at Miller’s Way in Carndonagh on September 30, 2011.McLaughlin’s friend Andrew Drury had earlier mad a 999 call.Garda Lambe entered the house and found Drury sitting on the stairs, directing him to the kitchen.He said Daniel McLaughlin was in an agitated state and covered in blood and demanding to know if there was a search warrant.The garda said he entered the kitchen and saw a large bread knife covered in blood. He looked down and saw Brian McLaughlin Logue lying on the floor covered in blood.The stab victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but after several weeks went on to make a full recovery.When interviewed, Daniel said he didn’t remember what had happened.“I must have flipped, I went clean mental,” he told gardai.He remembered a fight on the street outside but not the stabbing.“Why that happened I don’t know; I went bananas, I went nuts,” he said.The garda said the two men had since settled their differences and Daniel McLaughlin was now a changed man who had not been in trouble with gardai since then.Ms Arthurs told the court that the McLaughlin children had been subjected to “physical abuse and torture by their mother when they were young”.Their father Patrick, who was away working in Dublin most of the time, had not been aware of the situation at home, said the social worker.Elizabeth McLaughlin, who died in a house fire in 2010, would pick on another sibling Jonathan.“She once used evostick glue to stop bleeding from a wound,” said Ms Arthurs.“She deliberately didn’t feed him; she starved him. And she punished Daniel when he tried to feed his brother.”Ms Arthurs said Daniel is very remorseful for stabbing his friend.“He has tried to turn things around. He has stopped drink and drugs and is receiving treatment at a mental health unit. All the children have struggled with adult life because of what went on in their childhood,” she said.Defence barrister Peter Nolan said the case was ‘tragic’ but that Daniel had not been in trouble since, and was working with all those who would help him.He was also undergoing radical new treatment to tackle his addictions.After listening to the case Judge Francis Comerford said it had been a horrible assault. However he wanted to monitor Daniel McLaughlin further and agreed to delay passing sentence until January 2016.He ordered McLaughlin to continue undergoing new methods of treatment and to stay away from alcohol and drugs.MAN WHO STABBED PAL AFTER ‘GOING BANANAS’ WAS VICTIM OF TORTURE BY HIS MOTHER was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghDaniel McLaughlinEnda McLaughlinstabbinglast_img read more