On August 18th YAP Ireland celebrated our National Event in Croke Park.
This event bought together YAP young people, their families and working professionals from all around Ireland, to discuss the importance of Equality in their lives, as well as celebrate YAP’s 20th birthday 💚💙
On the day, our nationwide participation groups took to the stage to speak out about the importance of ‘Equality for Everyone’ and to showcase all of their project work ✨
The attendees interacted with varied presentations including video interviews, poetry, TikToks, care packages art pieces/exchanges, booklets and much more.
Special thanks to our guest speakers on the day who spoke to the attendees on the importance of Equality within the LGBTQ+ Community, sport, politics, the Education system as well as Autism, Mental Health, Social Care, Disability and Children services.
Our Speakers were: Bernard Glouster CEO of Tusla, Adam Harris CEO of AsIAm, Niall Muldoon – Ombudsman for Children, Kate Cummins – BelongTo, Cathy & Eileen – Sunbeam House Services, John Farrelly – Head of the Mental of Health Commission, Paul Hawkins – St John of God and Margaret Timmons – Tusla.