Schools from across Ireland celebrated in Maynooth on Tuesday 15th May at the Trócaire Romero awards ceremony. From 7 year olds to 17 year olds, the award winners demonstrated amazing creativity in their projects to raise awareness on global justice issues.
The Trócaire Romero Award highlights the efforts of people in Ireland and across the world to raise awareness of human rights violations and support people who are experiencing hardship. Tuesday’s Award Ceremony acknowledged the hard work carried out by students from all across Ireland over the course of the academic year.
At the ceremony, students got the opportunity to exhibit their projects and receive prizes in different categories. Trócaire received an incredible range of projects from schools. Entries included poems, songs, games and other creative forms of awareness raising. To say that we have been blown away is an understatement.
The award winners have shown that there is a huge appetite among young people in Ireland to go beyond fundraising and to get involved and campaign for global justice.
Eamonn Meehan, Trócaire Executive Director greeted award winnners on the day, saying “You were set the challenge of speaking up and speaking out with people all over the world who experience injustice. Through your awareness raising projects you have done that. I was impressed by the many different means of communication that were employed, from websites to online campaigns, videos, PowerPoints, posters and songs.”