16-08-2018| Dublin Students take Gold at Global Innovation and Enterprise World Cup

16 August 2018
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Three teenagers from St Joseph's College, Lucan, Co. Dublin have won Gold at the SAGE World Cup 2018 taking place in Durban, South Africa. The Global contest recognises Teen Entrepreneurship and Business Literacy. The students were announced last Monday evening as world champions of the Socially Responsible Business category for writing and publishing children's books that feature a hero/heroine with a disability which included epilepsy.

Aoife Dardis, Katie Grogan and Caoimhe Currie travelled to South Africa to compete in the prestigious competition. The girls have already produced three original illustrated story books which promote their important message of inclusion. One of the books "Anna's Amazing Aura' tells the story of a mermaid with epilepsy who uses her knowledge of the condition rescue a Dolphin. 

When developing their enterprising idea, the team liaised with a host of charities who included Epilepsy Ireland. A percentage of the income generated from the sales of the books is donated to the particular charity that represents those with the highlighted disability.

The teenagers, who developed their enterprise through The Young Social Innovators (YSI) of Ireland scheme previously won silver at the 2017 YSI Awards. YSI chose Aoife, Katie and Caoimhe to represent Ireland at this year's competition.

Aoife Dardis, a member of the No Limits team told the Young Social Inovators website: "We are so proud to represent Ireland at the SAGE World Cup and are delighted to be bringing home the Gold Award. We believe we are making a real difference and are looking forward to developing our project throughout Ireland and beyond. We'd like to thank everyone in YSI for their continued support and our fantastic YSI Guide and teacher Catherine Bligh and our teachers who accompanied us to SAGE Wendy Bould and Keith Walsh, all of whom have helped us every step of the way."

For more information about the book log onto 'www.nolimitsbooks.com'.

Pictured below Wendy Bould, Caoimhe Currie, Aoife Dardis, Katie Grogan, Keith Walsh (image via youngsocialinnovators.ie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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