WIMPS launch unique website at Stormont
15 January 2005
An initiative conceived by Public Achievement, brought to life by a team of talented young people and
supported by Biznet Solutions was launched on Valentines Day in the grand surroundings of Stormont's Long Gallery.
10 young people from across Northern Ireland were recruited in July 2004 to develop an interactive website run by and for young people aiming to inspire and empower young people in Northern Ireland, giving them a voice in the decisions that affect all our lives, trying to get young people talking and influencing politicians and public representatives.
WIMPS(Where Is My Public Servant www.wimps.org.uk
) was the product of the young people's ideas, hopes and aspirations - it is a website with a vision; to provide young people with easy and instant access to clear information that allows them to take action on issues that are important to them. The site has a database of all public representatives in Northern Ireland searchable by using your postcode to identify all your representatives from local Council to European Parliament level. Users can then click on a button to send emails to these representatives about the issues they are interested in.
The event was a major success and the Website was endorsed by representatives from the provinces' main political parties.
"We are proud to have been involved in the project which is the only one of its kind. We have been continually impressed by this group of young people and are sure they will have no problem making their voices heard" (Adrian Bradley, Director Biznet Solutions)
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