Development Education at EIL is delivered by a devoted group of returned EIL volunteers who are supported by EIL Staff and the Global Citizen Award Coordinator. EIL’s Development Education programme works towards creating a platform for EIL network members to explore themes of global justice and continue to educate their peers in their own communities, families and networks. Development Education works to tackle the root causes of injustice and inequality, globally and locally. The world we live in is unequal, rapidly changing and often unjust. Our everyday lives are affected by global forces. Development Education is about understanding those forces and how to change them to create a more just and sustainable future for everyone.

The Global Education Committee members share and develop their skills in facilitation, management and global awareness throughout the year. The members meet on several occasions to organise events, support causes and create global awareness!

The EIL Global Education Committee perform a wide range of tasks but are best known for delivering development education workshops at Network Weekends. These workshops are a great fun and interactive way for EIL Network Members to share knowledge about global justice issues and to learn together. In addition to this the Committee also ….

  • Mentor new volunteers
  • Speak at workshops
  • Manage the Seed Fund Grant Applications
  • Support Global Citizen Award participants

Read the Terms of Reference file to get a great understanding of what we do.


Want to be a member of the Global Education Committee? Check out the application form.

Who We Are

Nikki lives in Tallaght, Dublin and recently graduated with an MA in Community and Youth Work from Maynooth University. She joined the Global Education Committee in January 2016. She has been activity involved in her community through volunteering from a young age. She volunteers with Foroige in Fettercairn, Tallaght and various other youth and community groups. Her journey to become a global citizen began when awarded an Access Travel Award to Oaxaca, Mexico from EIL. During her time in Mexico she lived with a wonderful host family and volunteered in many community based projects such as Sikanda. Sikanda is an organisation which promotes self esteem, human rights and environmental issues. Volunteering in Sikanda is where Nikki witnessed first hand the enormous value of recycling to the oaxaquenos people. Recycling became the main focus of her Action Project. She wrote reflective posts on her host family, recycling and volunteering. She also contributed an article entry in the EIL Global Newsletter on turning your experience into an Action Project. On her return to Ireland she held workshops with adults and young people on recycled arts which also celebrated the diversity of art and culture. Nikki held talks with peers, local youth groups and GAA club. Nikki continues to advocate at a local level to promote changes in behaviour that will ultimately help protect the Earth’s environment.