About the Change Makers Project

Change Makers is now in its sixth year.  It is a Development Education Project funded by Irish Aid www.irishaid.gov.ie  Our objective is to raise adult awareness of the rapidly- changing, inter-connected world we live in. The project is supporting people in Donegal to take action for a more just world. Development Education helps us to analyse and investigate the link between local and global issues and to take action. It’s all about increasing people’s awareness and understanding of global issues and of the interdependence of different countries and parts of the world in relation to those issues.  In particular it’s about what sustains underdevelopment and what is needed to reach and sustain more equal development.  It is an education based on reflection, analysis and action at local and global level

In Year Six we are planning more learning opportunities for people across Donegal. Our plans include:

  • Establishing a facilitator panel to support the project in delivering our workshops throughout the county
  • Delivery of broad range of workshops
  • QQI Level 4 Module in Local and Global Development Awareness
  • Seeds of Change Grant Scheme offering grants of up to €650 to community groups and organisations
  • Work with local towns on Fairtrade, local and ethical shopping. So far Carndonagh and Moville have achieved Fairtrade Town status through the Change Makers project
  • Through the IDEA Community Sector Working Group, to support Irish Aid in the development the Adult and Community Education sector from a Development Education perspective
  • To grow the Change Makers network
  • To host our annual workshop in April 2018

Who We Are

There are three project partners:

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