Resource Title

Caring for Our World: the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015

Summary

The theme for 2015 in Irish Aid’s flagship primary schools development education Our World Awards is linked to all of the eight MDGs, but has particular relevance to MDG 7: ensure environmental sustainability.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 18th February 2015
  • Author: Irish Aid
  • Publisher: Irish Aid
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 30

Description

Our World Irish Aid from DESIGN FOR LIFE on Vimeo.

 

“Around the world, countries are working together to fight poverty through the 8 Millennium Development Goals. While progress has been made, significant work remains to be done. In our world of 7 billion people, 1.2 billion are still living in extreme poverty, with many of these in sub-Saharan Africa and in some parts of Asia.

Pupils participating in the Our World Irish Aid Awards are invited to think about children living in these countries, and the importance of the eight MDGs as a way to improve lives and a means of empowering these children to lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. The Awards ask children in Ireland to envisage and contribute to a better future for all the world’s children.”

The theme for this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards is around MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability on the environment and ‘caring for our world’ which ties in with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) learning objectives and is also a precursor for the UN Sustainable Development Goals which will be agreed later in 2015 at the UN and will run to 2030.

The supporting website includes:

What the judges of the awards are looking for

Our panel of judges spend a lot of time carefully reviewing all the hard work of each and every school. Schools all over Ireland show us how they have brought the world into their classroom in their own creative ways, and our judges love to see that creativity shining through. They will award projects which show that pupils have:

Available from:

Visit the fully supported website http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie which includes:

Downloads:

To register for a pack, or if you have any other enquiries, please call the Our World Irish Aid Awards Project Office on (01) 5224834, or email ourworld@realnation.ie and a member of the team will be delighted to help you with any aspect of your project.