Stories of Change
Showcasing action projects, advocacy and community campaigns.
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
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).
Development education projects allow us to focus on one issue and explore what kind of injustices cause that suffering and what value questions are evoked
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
Let’s Talk was a series of workshops for young people debating and analysing current issues undertaken in partnership with TIDE (Teachers in Development Education) based
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
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
Walk for Water works to highlight the crises of unequal access to water and sanitation around the world, it aims to highlight the centrality of
The project began with a series of workshops on Poverty and the MDG agenda in 2009. TY students wanted an action that would reflect their
LYCS Human Rights Week (HRW) is a week of activities exploring various aspects of human rights. LYCS is a community development project in Dublin North
P.E.P.Y. is a mini NGO we created project as part of the wider Mini-NGOs in schools: the Global Citizens Network Project organised by Schools Across
The Geography Syllabi at Junior and Senior Levels, Post-Primary have strong strands on development issues and the AGTI has undertaken many workshops on the subject