The United Youth of Ireland (UYI) is a group of dedicated young people from ages 15 to 25 coming from different countries. In its early beginning the young people were coming mainly from different African countries and there were also young people from Eastern Europe participating in their activities and nowadays the United Youth of Ireland is also joined by Irish young people.
They are both students and workers but what they have in common is that all the members of UYI are die-hard volunteers working for a cause in service of the local communities where they operate.
The Youth group started in 2010 putting together their time, skills, talents and few resources. With some financial help from various friends, they were also able to address some problems that migrant young people are experiencing: clash of cultures, attitudes and ways of doing things, FGM, intercultural mediation, human rights, oral and body language, access to public services, racism, discrimination, equality, inclusion and holistic integration.
As a Youth Group, the UFI members are affiliated with Catholic Youth Care (CYC) and therefore are Garda vetted and have all received Child Protection Basic Awareness Training and the Code of Good Practice for Youth Work. Recently, they have also joined the Youth Programme of the City of Dublin Youth Services Board (CDYSB).
Their activities address positively and concretely mainly most of the difficulties and problems that migrant young people and the “New Irish” could encounter in our Society today and in their local communities.
• Educate young people about different culture
• Assist young immigrants settle into the Irish community
• Educate young people about human rights and its importance to our world
United Youth of Ireland Campaigner against practice female genital mutilation, International womens day conference. • International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, February 2012, event co-organiser
• GOCC Multicultural & Diversity Workshops, January 2012,
• Miss Ethnic beauty contest, November 2011, event organiser
• East African Fund Raiser, September 2011, event organiser on behalf of Unicef
• FGM Conference & Fashion Show, May 2011,
• IACI Art and Interculturalism, April 2010 “Somali Culture and Art”
• World Book Day March 2010 “Living Library”
• International Women’s Day The Base, March 2010 “Women’s Rights in Somalia”
• International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Seminar “Community
To tell people about the foundation
United Youth of Ireland would like to share experience of work we done here in Ireland