Self Help Africa is involved in an innovative new programme that is leading the promotion and implementation of global citizenship education in Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Government.
A new programme for post-primary schools across Ireland, ‘WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is tasked with increasing the number, spread and mix of schools engaging with quality development education activities.
WorldWise provides training and support to teachers, and is also a grant-making body providing funding support on behalf of Irish Aid to schools wishing to develop global citizenship activities in the classroom. Self Help Africa is the lead partner in a WWGS consortium that also includes Concern Worldwide, and the City of Dublin Training Board Curriculum Development Unit.
Separately, Self Help Africa continues its own active Development Education unit, arranging presentations and workshops on behalf of the organisation in a network of close to 100 post-primary schools across Ireland.