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Back to school with a big thanks from Trócaire

School bags are packed, books are covered, school uniforms are cleaned and alarms are set. It can only mean one thing. It’s back to school week.

As a new school year begins, Trócaire would like to say a big thank you to schools all over Ireland, for all they have done to change lives in some of the poorest places on earth.

There’s been baking, cycling, poetry writing and even rapping. Trócaire boxes taken home for Lent, the 24 Hour Fast, dress down days – so much fundraising and campaigning on behalf of people in the world’s poorest regions.  

Schools fundraisers
Caption: A selection of our amazing schools fundraisers from schools all around Ireland.


Donations making a difference

The creativity of students, guidance of their teachers and support from parents and families for all these activities are hugely appreciated and have made a massive difference. Last year, Trócaire brought vital aid to approximately 2.4 million people in some of the most vulnerable communities.

Within this, 110,000 people in Somalia were supported with health, nutrition and education; 288,811 people in Sudan were reached through a Trócaire-supported hospital and 47,050 people in Sierra Leone were provided with support during the Ebola outbreak.


Ireland’s students care

Ireland’s students care deeply about what is happening in the world around them and are making their mark on the world in a very positive way. They should be proud of their contribution to building a more just and equal global community, as they enter into an exciting new year.

Trócaire’s schools team runs a comprehensive development education programme that engages children, young people and educators to make connections between their own lives and international social justice issues and to be empowered to make a positive difference in their world.

Visit trocaire.org/education for further information or to find out about raising funds for Trócaire in your school call Katie Bolger on 01-6549122.


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