The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education of the DCU Institute of Education, and Trócaire are partners in an EU - funded Development Education project entitled Global Schools: Primary Education for a Just World.
The project is based on the DCU St Patrick's Campus, and Ireland is part of a consortium of 10 European countries, and 17 project partners.
The overall aim of the project is to embed Global Learning/Development Education, into primary education across Europe.
The lead theme of the project is migration, along with the secondary themes of climate change and climate justice. Themes will be addressed using development education methodologies, both independently and interdependently as they relate to one another, in order to demonstrate the interconnectedness of such global issues.
The project comprises a number of components, namely: training and education, awareness raising, resource development and research - targeting educators and policy makers, and working in collaboration with local education and training boards.
Congratulations to the team involved in creating this animation as a primary educational resource for schools.
You might like to also read about the project in the following Irish Examiner article http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/discover/watch-this-powerful-and-simple-video-before-you-dare-to-comment-on-the-refugee-crisis-808634.html