Day 12: Gender Equality

In today’s activities pupils will learn what Goal 5 is all about and how Irish Aid and its partners, are working to achieve Gender Equality worldwide


Pupils will watch a video to learn about Female Food Heroes in Tanzania.  Activities will develop pupils reading and writing skills and encourage creativity.

Step1: Read What’s Goal 5: Gender Equality all About?

Step 2: Watch ‘Sharon Corr meets the Female Food Heroes’

Learn about the importance of female farmers in Tanzania.

Sharon Corr is an Irish singer who is well known for her charity work with Oxfam, an NGO supported by the government of Ireland.

Step 3: Meet Ester from Tanzania

Find out why she is a Female Food Hero!

Step 4: Complete an activity

Choose one (or more) of the activities below:

My Female Heroes

Take the From Where I Stand survey

(adapted from the World’s Largest Lesson)

Scroll through the Generation Equality Slideshow

See how women have always made a difference…everywhere (adapted from

Want to go Further?

Colour in the pictures representing Equality Make some Toilet Paper Roll PeopleGive your toilet roll person a job from the ‘From Where I Stand survey’ Ask your parents or grandparents about how life has changed for boys/men and girls/women in their lifetimes. Remember to share with us your pupil/child’s work on our Facebook @ourworldirishaidawards or via email:

Curriculum Links

English Language:  Reading (understanding, exploring and using); Writing (exploring and using)

Gaeilge Language: Léitheoireacht (Tuiscint; Fiosrú agus úsáid)

Geography: Human Environments (People living and working in local areas; People and other Lands);

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Drawing