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Minister Recognises Teachers at Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards

Along with the many teams of young people who were commended for their work at the recent Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards, there was also much deserved recognition given to the wonderful teachers and educators who guide and support young people through their YSI project journeys.

Special tribute was paid to 12 teachers who received their YSI Let Them Shine 5 year participation award and 5 teachers who were celebrating 10 years facilitiating YSI with young people.

Speaking at the event, Minister for Social Protection and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, said: " Without doubt, the success that we are celebrating today is only possible due to the dedication of our teachers and I want to pay tribute to the many teachers and educators who have given up so much of their time and have really acted as role models to our young innovators. The impact that you have had is measurable and I really want to say a big thank you on behald of government and I want to pay particular tribute to the teachers that have given a long-term comittment to social innovations."

Minister Heather Humphreys speaking at the Young Social Innovators of the Year where teachers' long-standing commitment to social innovation education was celebrated

Congratulations once again to the Let Them Shine Awardees in 2022:

5-year awardees

10-year awardees

All of us at Young Social Innovators are hugely thankful to all the teachers who give so willingly of their time year after year.

I want to say a massive thank you to the teachers, the principals and the many young people for the contributions that you make in your own community.

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Minister for Rural and Community Development