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Tiarnach Kelly, who received a Millennium Volunteers 200 Hours certificate at a celebration at Titanic Belfast - View Full Size Image
Tiarnach Kelly, who received a Millennium Volunteers 200 Hours certificate at a celebration at Titanic Belfast
07/04/2014 MILLENNIUM VOLUNTEER AWARD FOR LORETO COLLEGE STUDENT

A student from Loreto College Coleraine has received a certificate from the Millennium Volunteers organisation in recognition of time spent in service of others in her local community.

Tiarnach Kelly, who is currently in Year 12 at Loreto College, received recognition for spending two hundred hours volunteering at the Portstewart Malawi Mercy shop, Triangles Parishes project, the NI Youth Forum and Ulster Delaware Project. Modest about her achievement, Tiarnach was presented with her two hundred hours community volunteering accreditation, at a celebration held in Titanic Belfast on Friday 4th April.

Tiarnach was also recently elected to represent the young people of the East Londonderry constituency in the UK Youth Parliament and the Northern Ireland Youth Congress. She commented, Tiarnach said, “After being involved with youth clubs, summer schemes, leadership training, and events with the Youth Forum, I have experience of working with all kinds of different people in the area. I believe that I can represent the views of my peers in matters pertaining to young people in my local area and I strongly believe that young people should be given a voice and the opportunity to be heard.”

The Millennium Volunteers Programme is a UK wide initiative designed to promote and recognise sustained volunteering among young people aged 16 -24. The Millennium Volunteers programme was launched in Northern Ireland in 1999, and has offered opportunities for more than 4000 young people to gain their Awards of Excellence.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, commended Tiarnach on her quiet, unassuming service and congratulated her on this impressive award.