Organisations

Organisations for School Visits

Things to remember for successful Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) school visits:

  • Ensure that the specific material that the NGO will be covering is relevant to the topics and classes they will be addressing.
  • What are the desired outcomes for a school visit? What do you want the students to learn? Is the visit simply for information or to possibly inspire students to take action on a particular issue?
  • Make sure that the students have had some preparation work on the NGO and their work, that way the NGO representatives will be able to involve the students as much as possible and the students will more fully understand the context.
  • Always do some follow up work after a school visit to maximize the effect of the work done. Any emotive or important issues and further action should be discussed. If in doubt, ask the NGO representative for guidance!

Amnesty International

School Visits

Convention on the Rights of the Child, UDHR, Respect and Empathy, local and global citizenship, conflict resolution

Mary Kerr
Fionna Smyth
Amnesty International
397 Ormeau Road
BT7 3GP
02890643000
Mary.Kerr@amnesty.org.uk
Fionna.smyth@amnesty.org.uk


Beyond Skin (Music)

School Visits

Musicians from around the world to do workshops and lessons with KS3+4

Alexandra de la Torre
Beyond Skin (Music)
chanita58@hotmail.com


British Red Cross

School Visits

Teacher training
‘Simulation' exercises for 11-16 year olds
Disasters and Emergencies
International Humanitarian Law
Child Soldiers, Landmines, Anti Racism and Intercultural Awareness

British Red Cross
UK Office
44 Moorfields
London EC2Y 9AL

Tel: 0844 871 11 11 (+00 44 844 871 11 11 from abroad)


Christian Aid

School Visits

Assemblies and lessons on: Trade, conflict, HIV and AIDS, Development, Disaster response, Christian motivations

David Thomas
Christian Aid
30 Wellington Park
Belfast
BT9 6DL
02890381204
dthomas@christian-aid.org


Environmental Education Forum

School Visits

EEF are organisation which have many environment/ ESD groups as members of the forum. Andy Griggs the co-ordinator will be able to give details of groups that do school visits.

Environmental Education Forum
89 Loopland Drive
Belfast
BT6 9DW
Northern Ireland
Tel 028 9094 2156
mailto:eef@nienvironmentlink.org%20


Save the Children

School Visits

Teacher training and visits on: Education, HIV, AIDS, Universal primary health care, Chronic hunger, poverty, children's rights.

Save the Children
Popper House
15 Richmond Park
BT10 OHB
Tel:028 90 431 123


TOOLS FOR SOLIDARITY

School Visits

Aid for a sustainable future,tools sending programme

Contact: Email tools.belfast@virgin.net or phone 028 9074 7473
Web: http://www.toolsforsolidarity.org.uk/


Trocaire

School Visits

Visits/ workshops, topics covered: Human rights and social justice, trade, aid and debt, emergencies, gender, environment, millennium development goals, climate change, water

Rosie Murray

Marie Moriarty

Trocaire

50 King Street                                               

Belfast

BT1 6AD

90808030

MMoriarty@trocaire.ie

RMurray@trocaire.ie


VSO

School Visits

School linking and partnerships

Email ger.admin@vso.org.uk
phone 020 8780 7691
Web: www.vso.org.uk/resources/


WATERAID

School Visits

Water, sanitation

Email community@wateraid.org
phone 020 7793 4575
Web: http://www.wateraid.org/uk/learn_zone/


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