About WorldWise Global Schools

About WWGS

Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is Ireland’s national Global Citizenship Education (GCE) programme for post-primary settings.

WWGS was set up in 2013 as the key channel through which Irish Aid support for GCE in post-primary settings is to be coordinated. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of post-primary settings engaging in quality global citizenship education by providing a comprehensive range of supports.

It is funded by Irish Aid and implemented by a consortium of organisations:

Find out more about what we offer here.

International Recognition

GENE Global Education Innovation Award

The WWGS programme has received international recognition for its work and continues to work with partners on a national and international level to engage in peer learning on Global Citizenship Education.

In 2018 WWGS received a GENE Global Education Innovation Award. It was the first Irish initiative to win this award.

GENE – Global Education Network Europe is the network of Ministries, Agencies and other bodies with national responsibility for Global Education in Europe. Find out more here.

International Peer Learning

WWGS has availed of various opportunities to engage in international peer learning in GCE. Please see some examples below.

Code of Good Practice for Global Citizenship Education

WWGS is an active member of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), the national network for Development Education/Global Citizenship Education in Ireland and a leading voice for the sector. Since 2020, WWGS has been a signatory to the IDEA Code of Good Practice for Development Education.  

Find out more about the IDEA Code of Good Practice here.