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School projects and awards

Students can take part in Trócaire Awards Programmes, based on global justice issues.

Trócaire Romero schools and youth award

Just as Oscar Romero used the radio to raise awareness on injustices, we would like young people across Ireland to examine effective forms of communication to raise awareness on a global justice issue linked to Trócaire’s work.  You can find lots of information about Trócaire’s work.

What do YOU need to do?

  1. Chose a global issue
  2. Link it to Trócaire’s work
  3. Highlight one or more countries effected - where Trócaire work
  4. Select a target audience
  5. Raise awareness on the issue – TAKE ACTION

Register online or contact [email protected] to receive a Teacher Pack with application form.

Design an awareness raising campaign focusing on Trócaire’s work

You can use many methods to share your campaign:

  • Make a display board for your school
  • Design a board game
  • Plan an event to celebrate a recognised international day e.g. International Day of the Girl
  • Host a TED style event with inspiring talks and videos
  • Write and perform your own drama, song, poetry    
  • Look for online campaigns to support
  • Involve a local politician in your discussion
  • Organise a postcard campaign or petition
  • Make a video and post it on social media
  • Tweet /Snap/ Insta about the topic, tag influential personalities, politicians, influencers

Remember we are looking for innovative methods of communication with a variety of audiences.  A good campaign will target different audiences through different methods of communication. 

Who?

We are looking for entries from Early Years Groups, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Youth Groups. 

St.John The Baptist, Early Years, Portadown

Early years pupils at St. John The Baptist, Portadown receiving a certificate for their school project last year.

When?

Return the application form and your entry before April 27th 2018 to be in with a chance of winning a prize and being invited to attend a national event in Maynooth on May 15th 2018.

Looking for inspiration?

Check out our Palestinian Campaign as an example of getting one message across in a number of different ways.  We do not expect you to do all of this just one really effective and original idea.

Video messaging on social media

A public exhibition – perhaps in your school or community

 A Photo Exhibition – in a community space or your school

This is Palestine

John McColgan and Trócaire Executive Director Eamonn Meehan at the launch of This is Palestine)

Media Coverage – newspaper, radio, TV.

2FM's Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh with Daoud Eid Bsesat Jahalin, a farmer on the outskirts of Jerusalem whose community is under threat of house demolition to facilitate further illegal settlement expansion.

2FM's Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh with Daoud Eid Bsesat Jahalin, a farmer on the outskirts of Jerusalem whose community is under threat of house demolition to facilitate further illegal settlement expansion.