TAKING ACTION

Take part in one of our campaigns - sign up to our Millennium Development Goals Charter, take action against child labour, see how one school has measured their ecological footprint, or another that challenged freedom of speech through art, etc.


ACTION PROJECTS

Advocacy for the rights of the disabled - a Transition Year project

Have you ever walked down the street and thought about how difficult it would be to get around if you had a disability? It's something we see all around us and many people seem to ignore this maybe even laugh at it....

Warrenmount Presentation School

In March 2008, a group of Transition Year students from Warrenmount Presentation Secondary School in Dublin 8 took part in developing a human rights art mural. A total of 18 students, Zambian artist Stary Mwaba and 80:20 Educating & Acting for a Better World, debated the issues of 'Unity in Diversity'. See the results for yourself...

Ecological Footprinting - Sion Hill, Blackrock

Ecological footprints are an interesting individual exercise, but they can also be used as a platform for debating environmental issues. Sion Hill Dominican College, a school in south Dublin (Ireland), hosted such a project throughout 2007/8 through its development education group 'Alive'.


CAMPAIGNS

Child Labour

Contains an animated advertisement about the issue, facts & figures on the issue and more about the campaign - the campaign is organised by Concern and its Dutch & German partners.

MDG Campaign

Our Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Campaign is part of a broader MDGs focused education campaign using the MDG agenda to develop capacity among young people (aged 15-17) around research, action, peer education, lobbying, etc within a broader human rights and development education programme.

Concern Debates

The Concern Debates is Ireland's longest running secondary school debating competition. The motions debated are about developing world issues such as Trade, Debt, Globalisation, HIV/AIDS, Child Labour and Conflict. Click here to learn more about the debates and also to get some tips for debating.


STUDY VISITS

Cameroon

Students from Our Lady's Bower School, Athlone took part in an educational visit to Cameroon in March 2005. This section explores their personal experiences and learning from the visit and includes some suggestions for other schools and groups who may be thinking of travelling to another country, particularly in Africa.