Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs, the driving force behind Africa Day celebrations, is Ireland’s official overseas development programme working to reduce global poverty and hunger.

In addition to celebrating African unity, diversity and the cultural and economic potential of the continent, Irish Aid aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s overseas development programme, which is strongly focused on sub-Saharan Africa.

By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, Irish Aid is helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities.

Irish Aid has a number of resources available to help young people discover more about the global justice challenges facing our world and our responsibilities as global citizens.

Whether you’re a teacher, student, youth worker, or simply have an interest in learning more about development issues, visit Irish Aid’s dedicated ‘Teaching and Learning’ page:

Here, you will find information on our various education programmes, practical teaching resources as well as suggestions about how to engage learners in interesting ways:

Irish Aid offers FREE workshops for primary and second level classes on global issues and the work of Irish Aid in fighting global poverty and hunger.

The workshops take place at the Irish Aid Centre, 3 Clonmel Street, Dublin 2. To book, visit or call 01-4082832.