Young Social Innovators of 2013 announced

Students from Eureka Secondary School, Kells have been named the Young Social Innovators of the Year 2013 at a conference attended by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. Their winning project was “Bring Organ Donation into Education” which aims to educate teenagers about the option of organ donation. They will receive €1,500 to develop their project.

Runners up were John The Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick with their project “Click”.

“Be Irish, Buy Irish”, the project submitted by St Mary’s Secondary School, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford earned them third place in the competition.

The Young Social Innovators’ project-based social innovation programme this year involved over 5,500 young people, who worked on approximately 350 projects aimed at finding and implementing solutions to various social issues that concern them.

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