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What is Development Education?

With our Development Education programme, we are contributing to raising a generation of Global Citizens that understand and critically reflect on our interconnected world and can act in pursuit of a more equal, fairer and sustainable world for all.


Inspiring new Global Citizens

GOAL's Global Citizenship team works with primary and secondary schools across Ireland. Our Development Education workshops, resources and programmes aim to explore how global justice issues interlink with children’s daily lives, challenge stereotypes and encourage critical thinking. We are passionate about ensuring young people believe a sustainable and fair future is achievable and equipping them with the tools to help contribute to this future.

We offer: A range of programmes and resources for pupils across Ireland. Our face-to-face workshops are currently on hold due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.

While we can’t be in your classrooms during the Covid-19 crisis, GOAL is supporting teachers in continuing Global Citizenship education with learning initiatives which will help you keep engaging with your pupils: Global Sparks and GOAL Changemakers.


We are also offering information sessions for teachers and student teachers in the areas of Development Education and Global Citizenship. Please get in touch to find out more about upcoming events for teachers and keep an eye on Twitter and Instagram channel. Alternatively, you can contact our Development Education team at for further support. We would love to hear from you!

Once it is safe to return to the classroom for us, GOAL will continue to run workshops with primary and secondary schools to build understanding around the role we play in a rapidly changing and interdependent world.

How can you get involved?


GOAL Changemakers

Creative, curriculum-linked lesson plans and audio-visuals will help primary school teachers explore Global Citizenship with their 1st - 6th class students and inspire action for a sustainable and fair world.


Practical workshops

GOAL workshops use a variety of learning techniques to explore current global issues. We work with both primary and secondary students, delivering workshops proven to inform, engage and inspire! 


Classroom resources

GOAL has developed a range of educational resources perfect for primary and secondary school classrooms. Download yours today and bring important global learning and development education to your pupils.

Join a GOAL fundraising event

If GOAL's work has inspired you and your students, why not get involved with one of our annual fundraising events?

You could wear your team colours to school for GOAL Jersey Day, or put your running shoes on and join a GOAL Mile this Christmas.
Want to try something new? Our dedicated fundraising team will
help bring your idea to life.