Learning about Wave Change Ireland.ie: empowering social change in Ireland


MICHAEL O RIORDAN talks to Eoin Drinan about WaveChangeIreland.ie, which aims to improve the lives of youths in Ireland through social change. Michael tells of how he became involved with the group and shares details of how they offer up skill weekends throughout the year.

Michael talks of some of the skills which he has gained from being a part of the group, including developing his self confidence and media savvy. They tell of how the group is aimed at people between 18 and 25 and shares how empowering it can be to find people as driven about social change as you are.

Michael tells of an upcoming open day which people may like to attend and they discuss some of the positive effects which the activities can instill in an individual.

Michael talks of his own involvement in LGBT groups in Cork, which work towards bringing equality in society. They finish by giving details of the website and twitter contact.


Duration: 08'32" DATE: November 1, 2012
Interviewer:Eoin Drinan
Producer:Eoin Drinan
Interviewee:Michael O'Riordain
Themes:Irish Life & Culture
Keywords:social change ireland, michael o'riordain, upskill, empowerment of the youth, building confidence, positive peer groups, wavechangeireland.ie
LocationIreland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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