A call to action by the Irish Youth Foundation, Vhi’s Charity Partner

Vhi have been partnered with the Irish Youth Foundation since 2017. In this time you have directly supported 270 young people in projects in Cork, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny & Dublin through Run for Fun.

This year, the team in Vhi have grown your support and commitment to young people’s wellbeing and launched the Vhi Health & Wellbeing Fund. This fund will support young people around the country with their mental health.

This fund has arrived at a time of crisis for young people in Ireland and will directly impact 12,000 young people nationwide.

The Irish Youth Foundation’s Mission:

Levelling the playing field for young people living in disadvantage and their peers

(Please play video now to learn more about IYF’s mission)
Since the beginning of the pandemic, they’ve said
“we’re all in this together”.
Have ‘they’ actually listened to the children?
The young people whose fundamental rights to a decent education, support by caring adults & to a life free from fear, were in jeopardy even before the virus struck?
of young people in Ireland are living in family conflict
1 in 10
17 year olds admitted they did not have one adult to turn to
rise in children in Ireland not making it to secondary school
of inmates at Mountjoy Prison have no qualification leaving school
of people aged under 24 in Ireland are now unemployed

young people in Ireland will to go to bed hungry tonight

1 in 5
children in Ireland are now living in poverty
will continue to have severe mental health problems

Meet #Generation Pandemic

The vulnerable youths that are at risk of being left behind

Here’s how Vhi can help us change this story…

Before Covid-19, thousands of children living in Ireland were already slipping through the cracks. Then the youth projects, which for many young people were the only lifeline of stability they had, closed overnight. Immediately these vulnerable young became even more isolated from the support and youth workers they so desperately needed. Now we need your help.
Donate to Generation Pandemic this Friday 11th December as part of Vhi’s Christmas appeal for the Irish Youth Foundation

Vhi pledge to MATCH FUND EVERY EURO donated by their team on Friday 11th December

Help us change the lives and futures of a generation of young people.
Thank you so much for your support.