South Dublin Comhairle na nÓg AGM

Minister Katherine Zappone opened the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the South Dublin Comhairle na nÓg in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.  The South Dublin Comhairle spent 2019 working on the topic of Body Image and surveyed almost 600 participants across the summer towards understanding young people’s attitudes and opinions about body language. They learned that almost a quarter of young people surveyed felt bad about themselves a lot of the time. In response to these findings, they launched the ‘Be Who You Are, Whoever That Is’ campaign.
Launching this campaign, Minister Zappone said “Individuality is so important, especially in young people. If everyone was able to pursue their own goals, then we would have a stronger society as a whole, and that is why we encourage everyone to allow young people as individuals to express themselves as their own person.  The most important aspect of listening to young people is ensuring that their voices are heard, taken seriously and most importantly, that young people feel that positive sense of being themselves, no matter how they look.”
Caption: Minister Zappone with local Tallaght Cllr Alan Edge.
Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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