On Global Village this week.

250 teenagers from Saudi Arabia, India, the USA and Ireland gathered in Kildare this week for an international youth conference with a difference.

Foróige’s Leadership for Life Youth Conference, brought together teenagers from vastly different cultures and life experiences to share leadership skills.

During the week-long conference, the teenagers worked together to break down barriers and learn the skills and attitudes to become strong leaders who have the ambition and courage to make a positive difference in the world.

Dil is joined by,

Seán Campbell, CEO, Foróige.

Sarah Doonan, Irish young delegate.

Bella Paperno, American young delegate. 

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and this year’s theme is how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well being from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.

David Clark, a nutrition specialist and legal adviser with Unicef in New York, joins Dil.

Social Anxiety Disorder is the irrational and excessive fear of social situations. It is estimated that 1 in 8 people in Ireland suffer from this.

Step Out aims to reduce the detrimental effects of Social Anxiety Disorder by organising groups, which provide a welcoming environment for people to step out of their anxiety and make new connections, increase confidence and feel a sense of belonging.

Joining Dil is Francis Cleary from Step Out Ireland.