Aishling holds a BA in Geography and Economics from NUIG and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Oxford. She has worked in the field of education since 2007 and taught geography and economics at post-primary level in inner city London until 2012.
She completed anMSc in Sustainability Science and Policy at the University of Maastricht in August 2013. Aishling believes that engaging young people with development issues can help to empower them and create global citizens for a more just and sustainable future.
Rita has been working for over twelve years in international development and community development in Ireland and has worked directly with schools in the delivery of DE. She holds an MA in the Sociology of Development and has worked with two international NGOs over the past decade, including working overseas in East Timor in a project delivery capacity. Rita has more recently worked with Self Help Africa in a project support capacity for overseas country programmes, including Ethiopia and Malawi.
Rita has extensive grant management experience having spent five years working with Pobal on the disbursement of grant funding to an extensive range of community and voluntary groups across Ireland.