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Global Goals

Welcome to the first year in our three-year learning journey where you and your class/youth group can learn about Trócaire’s work and the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Ireland and 192 countries have signed-up to the global goals in an effort to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030.

By 2030 the children you work with will be close to voting age or indeed, active adults in Irish and global society!

Global goals

Watch Malala Yousafzai

Watch this fun animation for children and young people where Malala Yousafzai introduces the Global Goals.

What human ‘superpower’ will you use to help Ireland achieve these goals?

Watch Emma Watson

Watch this inspiring animation to learn what young change-makers are doing to achieve the Global Goals. 

How can you become change-maker in Ireland and help us achieve the global goals?

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This year, we will zoom in on the Global Goals to explore Girls’ and Women’s Empowerment in Sierra Leone, where Trócaire has worked since the 1980s. Our education resources will investigate how young girls can reach their full potential through access to quality education and gender equality.

Trócaire gratefully acknowledges support received from Irish Aid to conduct Development Education and Public Engagement activities in Ireland. The content, approaches and activities outlined in this resource are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policy of Irish Aid.

Access more Catholic Schools Week 2018 resources for primary and post-primary schools.

How to Download the Videos

The videos are on a website called Vimeo, this is how to download the videos from Vimeo.

  1. Click this link to see the Malala video on Vimeo or the Emma Watson video on Vimeo
  2. When on Vimeo, scroll down under the video and click the download button.
  3. Select a video file size to download, and save the video to your computer or memory stick.