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Challenge to Change 2014/2015

What is Challenge to Change?

  • Challenge to Change is a development education project aimed at young people in Presentation schools.
  • It seeks to raise awareness, to bring about a greater understanding of global inequality and to allow young people to see the impact of a changing global environment.
  • It seeks to empower them by exploring ways in which their actions at local level can impinge for the better on issues such as injustice, human rights, fair trade, racism and exploitation.
  • By informing the students and the wider community the project will bring about a heightened awareness, a social consciousness and a broader vision and appreciation of developmental issues.
  • The Vision of the project is driven by the Presentation charism and ethos which embraces the challenge of working with those who are marginalised and excluded, for whatever reason. Justice, human rights, sustainability and promoting right relationships are central to the Presentation mission.

Aims of the Project

That students will:

  • have a heightened understanding and greater awareness of current global issues
  • develop a more critical mindset
  • develop a keen sense of justice, equality, fair play and human rights
  • be motivated and enthused to take corrective action to redress inequality wherever it may manifest itself
  • come to be more aware and conscious of the wider impact of their personal choices and actions on the global environment
  • experience the value of collective action and strategic intervention in combating inequality and injustice

The following CEIST schools are participating in the Challenge to Change Project 2014/2015:

Presentation Secondary School, Grogan's Road, Wexford

Presentation Secondary School, Thurles

Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel

Presentation Secondary School, Waterford

Presenation Secondary School, Kilkenny

Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry

Coláiste Bríde Secondary School, Clondalkin

Killina Presentation Secondary School, Rahan

Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise

Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown

Presentation College, Currylea

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown

St. Joseph's College, Lucan

The website www.challenge2change.ie contains further information on how to be part of the 'Challenge to Change' project. 

Click here to download Challenge to Change 2013/2014 Booklet, which provides profiles of all the schools who participated and their assoicated projects.