Get Global is a global citizenship education programme delivered in communities in Ghana. It provides a coherent ‘entry point’ into civic and social action, within a safe and supportive environment. Help us support more young people to access and participate in shaping our world.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1170656)
Technological advances, climate change, and political instability impact at a local level around the world. These challenges are especially relevant to children and young people, who are inheriting a world more complex, connected and globalised. To develop a ‘global youth’ capable of driving development and sustainability, young people must be able to grasp the global and local dynamics at play in the issues they face and be equipped with the knowledge and know-how to take action.
Building capacity in key skills will facilitate youth to identify the challenges they face at a local level, whilst understanding the effects on a global level. Delivered in parallel to the standard curriculum, Get Global provides an experiential learning environment with engaging activities themed around the Sustainable Development Goals. The practical social action opportunities make Global Citizenship Education accessible and relevant to the local context.
The interactive activities have improved their academic performance, they report to school on time, the love and unity has actually improved, the use of therapy talks, skills and techniques by these GG local facilitators have actually change the mind-sets of of these students.
He enjoyed learning about SDG 1, No Poverty and declared to his class that he now wanted to be referred to as “Mr No Poverty” because he pledged to work hard to become an entrepreneur so that he as a business owner could employ people with fair wages in his community and alleviate them from poverty.
I feel part of effecting real change in the theme of SDG 4. This process has been an experience of knowledge sharing and learning, facilitating and impacting children to believe they can make a difference. It's provided me a friendship group and regular income which I am saving to go to Uni.
We have seen great results; students are more engaged and actively taking responsibility for their surrounding area and fellow students. The activities they are introduced to, they are replicating in their break times with other students.
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