Stories of Change

Showcasing action projects, advocacy and community campaigns.

Educating the Heart – a wellbeing and resilience approach

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.

Paradox of Plenty

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.

What if a rocket landed in Dublin?

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

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.

STAND Student Festival

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

Beaufort College Do DE

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

Stop the Lights

Transition Year students in Lucan tackle the issue of human trafficking, as part of their involvement with Challenge to Change initiative

Stop Funding Hate! Campaign

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

Can you catch the Energy Bandits?

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

Issues night: Child labour

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.

Using technology to explore global issues

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

One World Week 2013

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

Debate Project Capacity Building for Tutors

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

Human Rights Biographies

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

World Don’t Hide – Cherish Every Child

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

M2M – Millstreet to Malawi

The idea for M2M-Millstreet to Malawi arose from the clip contained on the Trócaire website relating to the Lenten Campaign 2014 (see links section below).


Econowha? Is an online educational resource that is available online for free. It is comprised of a 9 part lesson plan, featuring guest bloggers for

Famine Walk

The Famine Walk project is an annual walk commemorating those who died in the Irish Famine and about linking the famine experience in Ireland with

MDG’s Education Campaign

An advocacy capacity building exercise involving students in directly lobbying Brussels and New York on the MDG agenda in 2008. The project was conceived as