Music Generation Louth is delighted to be able to support the launch of #DriveForFive, a global call to action for the education of young adolescent girls hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations.
The Drive for Five – A Global Call for the Education of Adolescent Girls event will take place today in New York, featuring five young musicians from Music Generation Louth!
The event will be hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, to launch the #DriveForFive Campaign – a call for the education of adolescent girls. Bono and Mary Robinson will officially launch the campaign with partners including the One Foundation, the Global Partnership for Education and UN Women. The event will also be attended by UN Secretary General António Guterres, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director.
The event will close with a performance at 16.15 (US Time) by members of the Pihcintu Chorus (a choir of refugee girls based in Portland, Maine), the UN Choir and five of our own Young Ambassadors, each of whom has been a member of Nós Nua – Louth Youth Folk Orchestra. We’re delighted to have them representing Music Generation in their county and nationally.
Music Generation Louth are delighted to have the continued support of Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol as our partner organisation for Nós Nua – Louth Youth Folk Orchestra which has been a wonderfully successful collaboration. We wish all the musicians luck and hope you can tune in for the performance.
You can watch the event live tonight, or it will be available as a recording after the fact: