About WorldWise Global Schools


Irish Aid’s Development Education Strategy (2017-2023): Strengthening Ireland’s contribution to a sustainable and just world through development education or global citizenship education (GCE), was formally launched in December 2017.

The strategy affirms Ireland’s commitment to GCE and its central role in both international development and Irish foreign policy. It sets out Ireland’s ambitions for GCE, in aiming to bring quality GCE to as wide an audience as possible –including through WorldWise Global Schools, as one of Irish Aid’s five strategic partnership programmes for this period. The WorldWise Global Schools programme aim and vision are as follows:


To bring about an increasing spread, number and mix of post-primary schools engaging in and availing of quality Global Citizenship Education in Ireland.


  • A post-primary sector with an increased proportion of schools engaging with global citizenship education

  • Teachers with increased confidence and capacity as educators for global citizenship in their own schools

  • Students with an increased capacity to think critically and creatively to articulate their role as global citizens.