WWGS Global Passport

The deadline for Post Primary schools to apply for this years Global Passport Award has now passed. Please register your interest to participate in the 2017-18 school year. 

What is the WWGS Global Passport Award?

The Award is a self-assessed and externally-audited accreditation for Development Education that is open to all post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. It offers a framework of support to assist the integration of Development Education into schools, providing recognition and validation for this work.There are 3 different types of passport you can apply for depending on your school’s level of engagement with Development Education (DE):
  • Citizen’s Passport – for emerging engagement with DE
  • Diplomatic Passport – for established engagement with DE
  • Special Passport – for exceptional engagement with DE

What is involved?

You rate your school’s level of DE activity 
in 7 categories (passport ‘stamps’). The total score achieved in all 7 stamps will determine which of the three passport types is awarded.


What are the benefits?

  • Externally audited DE quality mark for your school
  • Validation and recognition for the DE work being done by your school
  • Opportunity to raise your school’s profile by showcasing and celebrating DE
  • Provision of a space for students to explore and take action on local to global issues.

What supports are offered?

The Global Passport Award is creative, burden-free and FUN. WWGS provides a range of supports to assist schools in applying for the Global Passport:
  1. Workshops and support visits
  2. Phone and email support
  3. Tailored resources, guides and practical 
examples on each of the Passport stamps

Timeframe and Awards

The deadline for Global Passport applications was 28th February 2017. Awards will be formally presented at the WWGS Annual Conference April 2017. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase their status as a WorldWise Global School Passport Holder.
Global Passport Leaflet

How do I find out more and apply?

For more information or to get involved next year please register your interest on our website or by email: or call 01 5547447