Ireland is currently in the throes of societal breakdown. A myriad of economic, cultural, social
and environmental issues are now manifesting themselves in a general sense of apathy and societal
disillusionment amongst students. Many young people see a prosperous future in Ireland as an
unattainable dream. In excess of 1,000 young university graduates a week are seeking brighter
futures on foreign shores. While upwards of 100,000 university graduates are currently unemployed.
Raising and Giving (RAG) believes in a new narrative. They envisage the future of our country as
one where an engaged, able and empowered student body are active in shaping the future of Ireland.
They aim to ensure, that the coming generation, who will drive forward the future of our society,
are nurtured in a way which allows them to realise their potential and in turn realise the sustainable,
inclusive future we all crave.