How many people live in Ireland?
How many people are there in the world?
Right now there are 7,500,000,000 people living on planet Earth. That’s 7.5 billion people all sharing one world. All these people have the right to live in peace with clean water and enough food, and to have an education so they can support themselves, but lots of people never have these chances: two billion people live in poverty and one billion people go hungry everyday.
But it doesn’t have to be this way, and lots of organisations work to make the world a fairer place for everyone. Ireland is really good at helping other countries.It’s one of the biggest aid donors in the world, from people giving donations at Christmas, or if there has been a bad disaster. The Government gives help on behalf of all Irish people through their overseas aid programme, Irish Aid.
On Thursday, the 25th of May, 3rd to 6th class set off for the Irish Aid Centre and the Iveagh gardens for our workshop to learn about the work of Irish Aid abroad and to participate in a primary school workshop, participating in activities, games and music to explore the links between our lives and the lives of people in other parts of the world. Pupils learned how protecting the environment can help to improve the lives of people in poor countries. A great day was had by all 🙂