Development Education for Older People


The Elder Tree’s’ Project with Donegal ChangeMaker’s

During the time of the Covid Restrictions we knew we had to reach out to our older people in new ways that would enable them to reach out and to stay connected .

The series of seven stories called ‘The Elder Trees’ was created to highlight stories from 50 years ago told by the elder community of Donegal and Teso in Uganda.

Each week it focused on a different person and their story – it related to the SDGS by asking interviewees questions on how the world around them looked then and compare it to the world now.

the topics we covered each week were:

  • energy
  • transport and industry
  • food
  • education
  • consumption / fast fashion
  • life on land/ climate

Our facilitator Patsy Toland agreed to undertake the recordings via zoom and the  completed project was launched in the summer of 2021.


To view these videos see our YouTube Channel Here :


The next phase of the project is ‘The Elder Trees Roadshow’  which will bring these stories out to the community of Donegal .  We are currently looking for groups that would be interested in hosting an Elder Tree Morning or Afternoon in March , April or May this year .

How to get involved

Contact to find out more and to host an Elder Trees Roadshow this year





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