LIMERICK primary school pupils from third to sixth class are encouraged to enter the 2016 Our World Irish Aid Awards and imagine what our world might look like in 2030.
Through the Awards, pupils learn about the lives of children in developing countries and the work of Irish Aid, the Government’s programme for overseas development. Pupils then create projects to highlight the challenges facing poor communities in developing countries, and the progress being achieved by Ireland and other countries in the global effort to fight poverty.
The theme of the 2016 awards, ‘One World, One Future’, asks pupils to imagine how their world might look in 2030, and enables them to learn about the new United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which seek to address the root causes of poverty worldwide.
Over 1,000 primary schools throughout Ireland participated in the Our World Irish Aid Awards in 2015. Registration is now open and the deadline for entries is Friday March 11. For more details visit http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie/