In 2014 the i4Life child health specialists commenced a Development education programme in Galway city and county with the intent of educating and creatin awareness in young students of challenges that children in the global south encoulter as a result of poverty,Human rights issues, climate change.i4life recognises that to further develop their work in DE , they need to build on this valuable groundwork andin doing so will increase the capacity and sustainability of DE in post primary schools and carry on the legacy of development education.
The i4Life project consists of Development Education interactive workshops for teachers and pupils in various types of post-primary schools.The approach is tailored to the schools specific needs enhancing their workload as opposed to adding to the the teachers and pupils workload. Resulting in encouragement and promotion of peer education in particular between teachers and students
The project has four main elements all of which will have a social and/or environmental dimension. Project elements are as follows
I4Life recognises that as international Health professionals with an ethos grounded in Human Rights, the empowerment of students and teachers by collaboration to become global citizens and heighten their awareness of social change projects is essential .
I4Life volunteers Maura Moran and Katherine Farrell visited St Brendans Boys School Headford where they gave a presentation to the boys of 3rd,4th,5th& 6th class.