Stories of Change
Showcasing action projects, advocacy and community campaigns.
Inspired by students from the US, a small group of students from Trinity College Dublin joined other students from all over the world in calling on universities and other institutions to stop funding the cause of climate change and called on the board of TCD to divest its oil, gas and coal investments
Project Us hosts coffee conversations all over the island of Ireland, generating discussing and an exchange of ideas on how Ireland can contribute to a more sustainable world for all by 2030
We Are All Human is an outward looking, compassionate approach to the refugee crisis, created by a group of students in Largy College, Clones. It is an immense effort to create a safe and inclusive space in their community for their new Syrian neighbours.
Project Honduras’ is a strategy game where the primary goal is to show how important it is for communities to work together to combat climate change
Thirty-six students launch a poster series on the women’s rights, the arms trade and equality gaps on March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day.
On International Day of the Girl, Plan International works with girls to amplify their voices by staging girl “takeovers” in a mighty display of girls’ empowerment and leadership potential
The Change Lab 2019: What does it mean to create and shape art and design curriculum for the 21st century learner?
The Change Lab showcases concerns of Development Education and global citizenship education as part of the teacher training in the National College of Art and Design. Report by Ciara Regan
The Development Education Commission was conceived and designed to influence policy and practice in development education in Britain and Ireland. It arose from the need
In November 2015, students from Mount Temple School in Dublin joined with peace and Justice group, Afri to send a powerful message to world leaders ahead of the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris (COP21)
What kind of NGO would secondary school students create if they had the chance? Plan International Ireland looks back an example in the making from 2015.
Trocaire’s Better World Award recognises the work and learning that takes place in the classroom while exploring each year’s key Lenten theme.
In investigating their lived experiences, young people from primary school Scoil Eoghan in Donegal worked with educators Donna McFeely and Grainne O’Neill to prepare for the transition to secondary school by to explore the importance of resilience and wellbeing for participating in the world as a global citizen.
A project led by members of the Comhlámh Belfast group raising awareness about resource extraction in Ireland and internationally through solidarity and nurturing our relationship with the earth.
On the 14th of March 2016, Dublin-based artist/activist Will St Ledger installed a fake, un-exploded missile on South King Street in Dublin to mark the fifth anniversary of the Syrian crisis.
Maynooth Green Campus (MGC) is a strategic coalition between Maynooth University (MU), St Patrick’s College Maynooth (SPCM) and Trócaire that seeks to promote environmental sustainability and climate justice.
The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as
SKOP, the Maltese Development NGO Platform worked with a group of young people from across the Mediterranean to highlight the role of young people in
Teachers and students from Beaufort College in Navan, along with their parents, got involved in taking a whole-school approach to Development Education. Have a look
Transition Year students in Lucan tackle the issue of human trafficking, as part of their involvement with Challenge to Change initiative
Latin American Solidarity Centre’s annual Latin American Week (LAW) focuses on a different theme each year and hosts a variety of events. In 2016, the
Stop Funding Hate is a movement of people who refuse to be demonised or divided against each other and who have come together to challenge divisive hate press campaigns of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express by persuading advertisers to pull their support
Who we are Students: Senior Infants “Class of Legends”, St. Patricks Loreto National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Teachers: Jean McDonnell and Clifton Rooney. What
The Global Citizen Award is a personal development award that enables returned volunteers to share their overseas experiences and continue to make a difference to global justice issues at home
Students from Presentation College Bray were involved in an Energy Saving Project to meet the challenges of the Green Schools Energy initiative and mark Catholic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5kzfDl1w4 The world outside of the classroom is a lively place. Over the course of many years my 5th class in Clonburris National School, Clondalkin,
This project aimed to bring primary school student participants on a learning journey about the effects of climate change, and how they have the power
Over 3000+ students and staff from 40 Edmund Rice Education schools around Australia and New Zealand took voluntary lunchtime detention to stand in solidarity with
Celtic Youth Bray runs it’s infamous ‘issues night’- an experiential event where youth members (aged 12 – 16) role play the lives of people from other places in the world.
GOAL and Bridge21 collaborated on a three-day technology and global issues workshop, held in Bridge21’s purpose-designed learning space in Trinity College, Dublin
In 2013, the theme for OWW was ‘The World Young People Want’. One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action
The capacity building programme aimed to engage tutors in learning and teaching about Development Education (DE) in existing adult education programmes. The DEBATE Project developed
In 2006 well known campaigning comedian Mark Thomas approached Irish non-governmental organisation Afri having become aware of Afri’s work on the arms trade. He asked
The human rights biographies project was designed to encourage participants to explore their own personal experiences of human rights issues in their own lives to
Raising awareness of children’s lives in developing countries, as explored by St Ciaran’s NS, Hartstown, Dublin fifth class teacher Maeve Gilligan. We took part in
Setting up a mini NGO to promote MDG No. 2 – Education for all, our three Transition Year groups participated in the schools network project