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Youth activists have the power to shape our future – and UNICEF Ireland has developed a series of tools and resources to help you do so, as a teacher or student.

Using our learning materials designed for a classroom or youth group, UNICEF seek to engage young people in exploring humanitarian issues and encourage them to learn more about the benefits of youth activism.

Getting involved with UNICEF means that you will be helping change the lives of people just like you all over the world.

With a range of activities available, you can too can become active changemakers and make a positive impact in your own community for a rapidly changing world.

Do you believe that every young person has the right to go to school every day and learn? Do you speak out when you see injustice happening? UNICEF Ireland have a series of student and teacher resources to help you.

Together, we are building a generation that want to see change happen now. Get downloading – it’s not just for teachers!

Why not introduce it to your youth group or classroom?

Tools for Activists

Global Goals 

We want you to spread the word about 17 Global Goals throughout your schools and communities in Ireland.

We believe that by starting local, we can all aspire to solve global issues such as child poverty, hunger, inequality and alleviate the effects of climate change.

For each one of our clear-set goals, we have created an in-depth lesson plan for you to carry out in your own classroom.

They are based around concepts that we believe are vital in creating a better world: people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

Find out more about how you can make a positive impact in Ireland, and help achieve our common Global Goals that we share at UNICEF by exploring each of the teacher’s resources here.

Learn about the Global Goals

Children Uprooted 

Young people can better understand the complexities of the refugee crisis, by talking about migration and the reasons why families must pack up and leave their homes.

Our Children Uprooted lesson plans are designed for primary and secondary students to raise awareness of children and refugee rights and include teacher guidance.

The lessons begin with the ‘Journey’ and the root causes of migration and move on to sharing stories with children who have arrived in Ireland.

The lessons conclude with ‘My Voice’ where pupils themselves are encouraged to act and lend their voice to the issues they face.

We endeavour to help combat prejudice against migrants by providing in-class solutions to help children uprooted by crisis.

Children uprooted from Syria © UNICEF/UN012802/Georgiev

Activism Toolkit

With more youth on the planet than ever before in human history, there is great potential to create change.

Join UNICEF’s global movement of youth activists. Using our Activism Toolkit along with our lessons you can learn the skills and knowledge to become advocates for children’s rights and activists in changing the world.

UNICEF believes in your right to be heard and take part in decisions that impact your life and your world. Find out the many ways you can get involved and make a difference in the world.

Start an activism group in your school

U-Report

Bring U-Report to your school community and connect over issues such as gender, health, the environment, education and inequality.

If you’re aged 13 or over, we want you to become a U-Reporter and share your views and concerns.

As a U-Reporter, you will be building the foundations of youth advocacy and demanding better children’s rights alongside other like-minded individuals.

It’s simple – you can participate in polls with other young people using your mobile phone, and UNICEF will help make change happen by connecting you to other U-Reporters worldwide.

Join U-Report and take part in polls about global issues.

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Share your views about global issues

Find out more about how to join here