Schools Across Borders and our network of five schools in Ireland are piloting this exciting new initiative in partnership with a diverse range of NGOs and schools representing communities from the Balkans, Burma, France, Palestine and Romania.

Schools Across Borders shall lead the network by:

  • providing resources and guidelines in promoting good practices in research and campaigning activities
  • coordinating programme activities with teachers in the network and with partner NGO Coordinators and teachers
  • coordinating monitoring and evaluation of the programme, including collation, analysis and sharing of data.

We hope the experience will be rewarding for all our participants and help create new opportunities for friendship and solidarity across all borders.

Let’s get active !

Aims & Objectives

The aims of the Global Citizens programme are:

  • to facilitate critical understanding of and active engagement on local-global issues and the values of global citizenship, based on best practices promoted in Development Education / Global Citizenship Education / Social Justice Education
  • to strengthen the relevance and active practice of these values and themes within the Religious Education curriculum in the Republic of Ireland and within Citizenship / Civic Education curricula in partner countries
  • to promote the DE / GCE / SJE component within the wider school or youth community within our network and among our partners
  • to build capacity for continued partnership of the SAB schools network and partner NGOs and schools, with particular focus on including participation of young people living or originating from countries that experience conflict or post-conflict situations.

The objectives of the Global Citizens programme shall be based on the key skillsets of:

  • Knowledge and Ideas
  • Values and Perceptions
  • Capabilities and Skills
  • Experiences and Actions

and shall focus on learning in the following subject areas:

  • key local-global issues, their inter-connectedness and local + global dimensions
  • global citizenship and shared values that lead to key local-global actions that can be taken to raise awareness and campaign on local-global issues

while taking into account:

  • the diverse experiences, feelings and perspectives of young people in Ireland and abroad
  • the roles of civil society, NGOs and of young people to act for transformation and change.


We shall also encourage teachers in our network to apply the Good Practice Guidelines for Development Education in Schools  published by the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)