The book series features a collection of reflections around the Millennium Development Goals by Irish students, figures from public life, and of some of Ireland’s leading literary writers, including Seamus Heaney, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Joseph O’Connor, Hugo Hamilton, Bernard McLaverty, Aubrey Flegg and Alan Rickman.
Sold in bookshops across Ireland during the 15-year period of the 7 internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals, each book focuses on a different Millennium Development Goal such as ending extreme poverty, improving maternal health and promoting gender equality and to empower women.
The series was pioneered as a student-led response with student across the Loreto School’s Network with editorial and production team.
The project began with a series of workshops on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals agenda in 2009. Transition Year students wanted an action that would reflect their frustration and disappointment with the progress in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Programme.”
– Project co-ordinator Patsy Toland of Self-Help Africa