Get the colourful feeling with Dulux.
Get the colourful feeling with Dulux.

Colourful Changes at Ballinasloe Youth Café

  Ballinasloe Youth and Community Centre, Galway

 

In 2011, Youth Work Ireland in Ballinasloe, Co Galway was transformed by colour as part of the 2011 Dulux Let’s Colour Project. The resource centre was badly flooded in 2010, and was much in need of a colourful uplift.

 

Their Youth Cafe is a haven for young people after school where they can use computers, play games in a safe environment and help young people with the challenges which many face including drugs, alcohol, suicide and unemployment. According to Community Youth Worker, Olive Shaughnessy, “We are so grateful for the help we are getting from the Let’s Colour Project … this has enabled us to paint the building and return our youth café to its original glory. Young people need bright and inspiring spaces to keep them positive about the future. It’s been a hard the year since the flooding and this help from Dulux has given us all such a lift. The interior décor of the café has been chosen by the local Youth Committee with the support of Athlone IT Students, but being able to do up the outside was, we thought, beyond our reach. People don’t always have positive things to say about young people, but in our case young people have been really generous with their time, their ideas and effort. They will have a Youth Centre that reflects their true value!”