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Youth, Adult & Community

Youth workers and adult education tutors are bringing global justice issues into their teaching and increasing the awareness of young people and adult learners about their role and responsibilities as global citizens. ‌

 SUAS ran this workshop for 24 students and recent graduates with ideas for social or environmental action based in Ireland. 2017

While a lot of teaching and learning about development education takes place in schools, equally important is that which occurs in settings such as youth clubs and community groups.

Interested young people and adult learners all around Ireland can find lots of opportunities to learn about development, making the connections between the lives of young people and adults here in Ireland and those in the developing countries. 

Here are links to some groups and organisations, supported by Irish Aid, who are integrating global justice issues into their education programmes and projects.

One World Week: young people take action for a fairer world

One World Week is a week of awareness raising, education and action programmes organised by young people, which takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

Over the last number of years, themes have been as diverse as young people's rights, justice systems, the impact of images and messages and the causes of poverty.

Further information available from the National Youth Council of Ireland website and the One World Week website.

ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA)

This an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. Further details are available on the ECO-UNESCO website.

Development Perspectives

Their mission is to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship.  They work across Ireland mostly within the non formal sector and have focused our efforts in the adult and community education sector.  Further details on

Dochas SDG 2017 Champion Award won by Development Perspectives.Stephanie Kirwan, Bobby McCormack Development Perspectives and David Donoghue

Image: Dochas SDG 2017 Champion Award won by Development Perspectives. In picture, Stephanie Kirwan, Bobby McCormack Development Perspectives and David Donoghue.

Their main project, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenge is an award winning project (Dochas 2017 SDG champion award). 

Returned Volunteers Raise Awareness

Workshop are delivered by returned volunteers who are working with Experiment in International Living (EIL Intercultural Learning).

The EIL Intercultural Learning Global Awareness Programme is a training, volunteering and awareness raising programme.  Irish Aid is funding this programme through our Development Education Funding Scheme.

Further Information

If your group or organisation would like to know more about including a global justice dimension in your teaching or learning, check our Development Education Funding page for more information.