June 17, 2024
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WATCH: Talented Kilkenny teen hosts national event to mark World Children’s Day

A Kilkenny teenager will take centre stage when she hosts a prestigious international event tomorrow.

Katie McKenna (19) will host Child Talks tomorrow to mark World Children’s Day.

The event organised by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) is a ‘TED Talks’ style event that aims to have the voices of children and young people heard by a wider audience.

Child Talks will be held virtually this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Each panellist will record their story from their own homes and these will be  combined to form an hour-long programme that will be broadcast at 11am tomorrow.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, will also appear on the virtual stage to cover a range of topics including mental health, individuality at school, the environment, living with autism, homelessness, youth activism and cultural identity.

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