A series of murals depicting popular cartoon characters and superheroes have been created by local teenagers for children using the recreational space at the offices of Tusla – Child and Family Agency in Ennis.
Entitled Random Acts of Kindness, the project benefits from Tusla’s Child and Youth Participation seed funding provided to the Clare Youth Service and was carried out by members of the ‘Younger Voices’ group who wanted to brighten up space primarily used by children.
Members of ‘Younger Voices’ designed a proposal for the board of Clare Youth Service. When funding was secured they sought the opinions of children using the facility.
A number of teenagers helped create a cartoon-themed story through colourful murals and worked on the project for the past three months.
Áine Mellett, a senior manager with Tusla’s Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme described the murals as a wonderful addition to facilities for young people.
“Not only are they beautiful creations in their own right but they have been designed by young people taking into account the views and opinions of children who use our services.
“I very much commend the young people for their exceptional talent and commitment and for making the space brighter and much more welcoming,” said Áine.