Make It Work Campaign

Make It Work Campaign

15 Dec 2014 - By Stephen McIlwaine

VSB has contributed substantial funding of £5000 towards the young people’s strand of the ‘Make it work’ campaign. The youth strand of ‘Make it work’ has been meeting on a regular basis to gather momentum in promoting ‘Make it Work’ for young people in Northern Ireland.

Make it work young people’s strand

The ‘Make it Work’ campaign launched on the 20th October is a spontaneous civil society response to the political impasse at Stormont. The ‘Make it Work’ campaign is an initiative in which individuals and groups from across the community are encouraging politicians to come to agreement in the inter-party talks on contentious issues.

Since the initial kick-start in October the campaign to date has rapidly attracted 2300 supporters through the ‘Make it Work today’ website and social media platforms. The campaign has gained significant media attention through interviews on BBC, U105 and Citybeat.

VSB has contributed substantial funding of £5000 towards the young people’s strand of the ‘Make it work’ campaign. The youth strand of ‘Make it work’ has been meeting on a regular basis to gather momentum in promoting ‘Make it Work’ for young people in Northern Ireland. With input from intern’s at stratagem (a local policy agency appointed as secretariat for the campaign) Queen’s University Radio and VSB, the group has been looking at raising the profile through social media platforms, hearing what their peer’s are saying, attending political rallies and youth events.

Katy is part of the Young people’s strand on the ‘Make it Work’ Campaign -

 “I found out about Make it Work soon after I returned home from university in October. The concept of kick-starting politics really struck a chord. After having been away, I didn’t want to have to leave again for a better future I want to see a brighter, more diverse and more inclusive society here, and I feel that this can best be achieved through dialogue. What also appealed to me was that it was something that young people can get involved in easily – we hold regular drop-in meetings for a coffee and a catch-up, as well as hosting bigger events. We’re always looking for new volunteers, so email or facebook message us to become involved!”

For more information and updates on the ‘Make it Work’ Campaign follow at -

http://www.makeitwork.today/

Twitter: @makeitworktoday #makeitwork

Facebook: makeitwork  http://on.fb.me/11YR0QS

Email: info@makeitwork.today

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