Resource Title

Challenge to Change


Challenge to Change is a development education project aimed at young people attending the Presentation Sisters primary and post-primary schools in Ireland. The initiative seeks to raise awareness and understanding of development issues and global inequality through the exploration and engagement in issues surrounding as (in)justice, human rights, fairtrade, racism, exploitation, etc.

The resource is a collection of action projects from students and teachers from the 21 participating schools that took part in the Challenge to Change project.

Resource Details

  • Author: Presentation Education Office and coordinators in 21 participating Presentation primary and post-primary schools
  • Publisher: Presentation Education Office
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Page Count: 51


The resource Challenge to Change is a collection of action projects by students and teachers from Presentation Sisters primary and post primary schools in Ireland.

The projects explored issues on: water, MDGs, Fairtrade, injustice, inequality, human rights, sustainable development, cultural diversity, torture, slavery, child poverty. The resource outlines the aims and objectives of each project, the activities carried out by young people, student reflections and learning, links.

Big Ideas in this Resource

  • Direct engagement of young people in developing and carrying out projects
  • Encourages young people to learn about the impact of a changing global environment
  • Explores the links between the global impact from local level actions

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