Global Citizenship Education

Self Help Africa's global education team are offering a range of online workshops and other activities to schools and communities for the 2020/21 academic year.

The SHA Education team is available to provide resources and deliver online workshops for Junior Cert and Transition Year subjects, specifically Science, Home Economics, Business Studies and CSPE classes.

We have adapted our content and approaches to best meet your needs as we all continue to address the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have developed resources and presentations to bring Global Citizenship Education 'virtually' to your school, college and community in a dynamic and engaging way.

Has awareness of global interconnectivity and interdependence ever been so relevant and pressing to us all as it is right now?

Our education programme is funded by Irish Aid.

You can learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the UN Global Goals HERE.

We have newly devised on-line resources and workshop approaches on the following topics:

  • How to be safe and sound as a Digital Global Citizen? (unpick fake news & misinformation, what is private and public data in the digital age?)
  • Trade Justice, Case Study: Chocolate. We love chocolate, we consume ever increasing amounts, however the farmers of cocoa are getting less and less of a share of the profits and the majority live in poverty. Why is this? How can this be just? How does this reality reflect on the experience of Irish farmers and food producers as a whole?
  • More trees, please!: More trees are being planted across the globe than ever before and trees are an effective response to climate change and biodiversity loss. But are the right trees being planted for the right reasons? Ireland badly needs more native trees, having one of the lowest land coverage of woodlands in the EU.
  • Gender equality: One of the UN Global Goals and Ireland has a gender wage gap.

      “Equality (development) in the world cannot be achieved when half of the world are held back.”   Malala Yousafzai.
    The majority of Africa’s farmers are women, but they do not own the land, have access to credit or training. How is this changing and how can we campaign for change
  • BT Young Scientist 2021 goes on-line. Do you want help creating project ideas? SHA present the ‘Science for Development’ Award each year to a project focused on solutions for global social/environmental problems.

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Our workshop content is designed to integrate into the Jnr Cert curriculums of: Science, Business, Home Economics and CSPE, with relevance to areas of other subjects such as: English, Geography and Art. 

BT Young Scientist Competition

Self Help Africa has organised the 'Science for Development Award,' sponsored by Irish Aid, at the BT Young Scientist Competition for over 15 years. Our facilitators can visit your school to get the ideas flowing regarding projects with a social or environmental benefit in the global context.

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Self Help Africa offers Junior Cert and Transition Year groups an interactive creative fair of activities that help with understanding and participation in the UN Global Goals 2030. Activities that can include: clay, origami, creative writing, photography, campaign cartoons, the superfood quiz.


Scores of students and teachers from dozens of secondary schools across Ireland have travelled to Africa on fact-finding field visits organised by Self Help Africa. Supporting schools have been travelling with us for the past decade. If you are interested in finding out more about how your school can become involved, or want some more details about our school visit programme, just get in touch.

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Presentations on: Sustainable agriculture, ethical trade and gender equality.

Our Creative Fair of activities to explore the UN Global Goals 2030.

Short course: teacher training in Global Citizenship Education.

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Presentations on: Sustainable agriculture, ethical trade and gender equality.

Our Creative Fair of activities to explore the UN Global Goals 2030.

Available to visit FETAC Horticulture classes and relevant evening classes.

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Photograph exhibitions exploring climate change, gender equality and trade justice. Connected workshops available.

For example view our 'Two villages' exhibition at 

Also available our Creative Fair of activities to explore the UN Global Goals.

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Interactive workshops and presentations available for Youthreach, youth clubs and Scouts. Topics include: Sustainablity, ethical trade and gender equality

Also our Creative Fair of activities to explore the UN Global Goals 2030.

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We are annual exhibitors at; Electric Picnic, The National Ploughing Championships, BT Young Scientist and Africa Day.

See our previous BT Young Scientist Winners

We have a number of photographic exhibitions, all can include workshops. For an example view: 

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Self Help Africa is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children while they are participating in events run by or on behalf of Self Help Africa. Self Help Africa adheres to the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 (“CFA”) and the National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2017 (“Children First Guidance, 2017”) developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and also requires those who run events on its behalf to do so. CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

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