Concern's online classroom
We have a large selection of development education resources available for download.
Read our 2020 annual report
Fundraising is the lifeblood of our organisation and without the generous support from schools all around Ireland, we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do.
Getting your school involved in fundraising not only helps tackle problems such as hunger and malnutrition; it also offers students the chance to deepen their understanding of global humanitarian issues and the sustainable development goals and it helps to foster global citizenship.
The Concern Fast is our biggest school fundraising campaign and is aimed primarily at secondary schools. Students can choose to do the Fast on the national day in November or choose a day that suits them best in the school year. The Fast takes place on 19 November 2020.
Now, students don’t even need to give up food to take part. Our Flexi-Fast gives schools the chance to try something different. For example, you could do a social media blackout, sponsored silence, raffle or even a non-uniform day.
In 2020 we are asking schools to create an online fundraising page and sign up here
Should you require fundraising materials such as stickers, posters or sponsorship cards please contact us.
I first heard about the fast from my history teacher, Miss FitzGerald and I immediately was interested in taking part!
Interested in taking part in the Concern school Fast?
The Hunger Heroes programme consists of a series of lesson plans, case studies and classroom activities that have been uniquely tailored for senior primary school students (4th to 6th class pupils) around the theme of Hunger.
The activities have been designed so that multi-class teachers and teachers of junior primary students will also be able to find activities suitable for their class. There will be a cross-curricular approach in the pack with activity suggestions covering everything from literacy and numeracy to drama and art.
Use our Teacher’s Packs to learn more about Hunger, Nutrition, and Development and then take action by organising your very own Hunger Hero fundraiser!
You can download the Hunger Heroes Pack and Project Guide here
Hunger Heroes was a fantastic way to engage my students in the complex links between food waste and climate change through fun lesson plans and activities!
Interested in becoming a Hunger Hero?