Loading...
Our Programmes 2018-02-06T11:22:19+00:00

Our Programmes!

We are a community of youth changemakers committed to fostering cohesive communities in North Inner City Dublin. Over 33% of Ireland’s population is under 25 (2016 census). Right now there are more young people in the world than ever before.

This has created unprecedented potential for economic and social progress – once we believe in and provide a space for our generation to lead. 

Young people are the most connected generation there has ever been making “young people the most powerful generation in human history” (Professor Muhammad Yunus) and we truly do know “that ethnic, cultural and religious diversity can be a source of strength, not only a source of division” (Kofi Annan). Our team & network of youth changemakers, ranging in age from 13 – 30, have collaborated together over the past 5 years to develop the below programmes which we believe can transform our city into ‘A vibrant city embracing intercultural community’. 

It won’t happen over night. And it won’t happen by us alone (did you know there are over 400 migrant centres that work within Ireland?). But we know that our generation has a key role to play in fostering cohesive intercultural communities, and we’re honoured that we, as a community of young people, and as an organisation, can bring you the below programmes.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR COMMUNITY OF YOUTH CHANGEMAKERS

BlueFire Fellowship

The BlueFire Fellowship is a social leadership, action based, learning programme for 18 – 30 year olds; providing an opportunity for young adults to unleash their leadership and changemaker capacity.

Throughout this 9 month programme, participants will collaborate together to develop upon existing skills & build new ones; increase awareness of global and local challenges; explore their role as social innovators; and become meaningful changemakers.

Learn More

Dublinternational

Dublinternational is the only World Cultures multidisciplinary arts festival in Europe. Bringing together over 150 artists, from a mixture of professional and amateur backgrounds, the festival is an eclectic mix of Dublin’s arts scene.

Dublinternational was founded in 2013 to connect with, and provide a platform for the wide variety of arts in our now multicultural city, and to create a space where people from diverse cultures could meet and connect.

Learn More

Teenzone

Our flagship Community Outreach programme is our teenzone summercamp, which aims to foster community-integration among 32 young people (13-17yrs) from different cultures living in North Inner City Dublin. Now in its’ 3rd year, we’re expanding this programme to run from May – October (previously only 6 weeks), to include a week-long summer camp.

During these 6 months, through arts and collaborative workshops , we will empower participants to have meaningful dialogue, appreciate the ideas of others, and find intersections between cultures.

Learn More

Igniting Change

Igniting Change is a free discussion series that brings together people from all walks of life for an evening aimed at getting to know the hot topics that impact our society.

The learnings’ & insights garnered at 2017’s events – not just from our inspiring speakers, but also from our engaging audience who shared their experience, perspectives and vision for the future – have been harvested to develop a meaningful, community-led 5-year strategy for BlueFire.

Learn More

Digital Photography

A 4-month Digital Photography workshop for asylum seekers and at-risk young people, culminating in an exhibition on a topic of their choosing. More information coming soon!

Strategic Objectives

Contact Form:

Want to learn more about our programmes? Interested in getting involved, or want to become a project partner? Get in touch!

AS THE FIRST TRULY GLOBAL CITIZENS, YOU [THE YOUNG] KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE THAT CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY CAN BE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH – NOT ONLY A SOURCE OF DIVISION.

KOFI ANNAN • ONE YOUNG WORLD

Partner with BlueFire

We believe that we can shape our future. Together, we know that change is possible.
Support our courageous youth changemakers today!
0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec
Donors

This year we set two high-level fundraising goals. To increase our corporate sponsorship; and to partner with 147 Friends of BlueFire to donate €10 per month.

Why 147? Why €10?

It costs €1,469 per month to keep our doors open.

  • €75 internet & online services
  • €85 phone
  • €109 office rent
  • €200 petty cash (coffee’s at meetings, volunteer expenses etc)
  • €1,000 salary paid to our CEO (who works full time)

Some of our current funding, such as corporate sponsorship or festival grants, has to also cover these overheads* and takes away from our ability to use that money to directly benefit the community. Our goal is that by the end of 2018, we will have partnered with 147 people who believe in our vision and want to donate the cost of a cuppa per week, so that we can increase our sustainability. This will cover all our overheads & operational costs, so that we can give 100% of our time, energy and funds to serving the people of Dublin.

Your contribution ensures that every penny we raise beyond our 147 Friends of BlueFire, goes directly into running our programmes in the community. 

We, the young people of Dublin, are committed to affecting long term social change. Will you join us by contributing €10 per month?

*Some of our grants are restricted funds, that must be spent on specific costs. In these cases, grants are only used as outlined in the grant agreement. In all cases, funders receive a detailed report with how their money was used.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!