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Somewhere Safe to Play

Resource type: Video

Barnardos Ireland |

When a group of young people in Tallaght needed somewhere safe to play, they decided to run a campaign asking South Dublin County Council to build them a playground.

With the help of the Amplifying Voices initiative, the group got everyone in the community involved — parents, neighbours, teachers, local councillors and even Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald.

In the end they secured €60k in funding for an all-weather play facility. This video documents their campaign.

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Amplifying Voices, an initiative supported by Barnardos and Atlantic, is about empowering young people to find their voice and use it to change things important to them.

> Read more about the Tallaght play area campaign

> Visit the Barnardos website

Barnardos is a grantee of Atlantic’s Children & Youth Programme in the Republic of Ireland, which funds efforts to support children and young people through prevention and early intervention.


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