What are the Irish Aid Awards?

The Our World Irish Aid Awards gives you the chance to learn more about the developing world and to speak out for a better future for all the world’s people.

The theme of this year’s Awards is ‘For People and Planet’. We want you to think and learn about children in developing countries and how rich and poor countries are working together to create a better future for those children, through the new Global Goals of the United Nations. Using what you have learned, you can create a project showcasing what can be done to help make the future brighter for children and their families all over the world.   You can use writing, artwork, music or film to make your project. We also want you to share your ideas and information with your friends and family at school and at home.

Everyone in the world, including you, has an important role to play in fighting global poverty and creating a better world. Taking part in the Awards is a good place to start. Are you and your class up to the challenge?

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What is Irish Aid?

Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development aid programme, which works to fight global poverty. Irish Aid is working with other countries to achieve the United Nations Global Goals, especially in its 8 partner countries, in both Africa and Asia, where it works closely with the governments to build schools and hospitals, and grow more food and improve the lives of the poor.

Irish Aid also gives support to development organisations such as Trócaire, GOAL, Christian Aid, UNICEF and many others to fight hunger and poverty in over 80 countries all over the world. It also contributes to the aid programmes of the United Nations and the European Union which help developing countries.