Amawele facilitates 90 schools partnerships between Irish and African schools. In Ireland, Amawele works with primary and post-primary schools nationally embedding development education programmes through the facilitation of partnerships and capacity building through training and mentoring.
The partnerships create awareness of the causes and effects of poverty and inequality and provide opportunities for school children broaden their horizons and have a deeper global outlook. Amawele aims to demonstrate support for change in a global context by delivering development education training to our network of partner schools and teachers to allow a deeper understanding of global issues and the organisation’s educational empowerment and poverty and hunger reduction work.
By using our African programmes as practical visual interactive tools, our workshops and resources aim to build the capacity of our schools network. Students and teachers are provided with first-hand primary account of life in developing countries and the similarities which exist amongst school children as well as the challenges which schools and schools communities in the Africa face.
Amawele seeks to ensure the quality provision of development education in schools, increased levels of whole school participation in development education and the strengthened capacity of schools through the medium of schools twinning and global schools partnerships.