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About Us

Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools is the national programme of Development Education (DE) for post-primary schools in Ireland. It is funded by Irish Aid and implemented by a consortium of organisations: Gorta Self Help Africa, Concern Worldwide and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board Curriculum Development Unit. The programme was set up in 2013 as the key channel through which Irish Aid support for DE in post-primary schools is to be coordinated. Our aim is to increase the number of post-primary schools engaging in quality development education by providing a broad range of supports. WorldWise Global Schools believes that development education enriches teaching and learning experiences for staff and students alike, and provide a powerful vehicle through which we can better understand the world we live in, and seek to take action to change it for the better.  

Our Programme

Worldwise Global Schools support schools to integrate Development Education into their teaching and learning, in a variety of different ways, including:

Findings from the Evaluation of WWGS Phase 1

In 2016, an independent, external evaluation was carried out to assess the degree to which the WWGS programme had been successful in meeting its strategic aims. This process involved extensive consultation with programme stakeholders, staff, participants and funder. The summary report resulting from that process can be viewed here.