Global Action was set up 7 years ago to with the aim to educate students about poverty reduction, environmental protection & social justice. The goal was that through educating students about development issues we could create empowered and passionate global citizens able to effect positive change in the future. This goal has been reinforced, with global awareness becoming a key attribute for school leavers.
In 2000 the Millennium Development Goals were set, to be achieved by 2030. At the halfway point in 2015, they were re-imagined as the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals or the SDGs). These are set of development goals to make the world a better place and vitally important for young people (well everyone really) to participate in today. Global Learning is about engaging young people with these issues to enable them to make positive choices in the future as responsible global citizens.
Global Action trips provide education for the SDGs, through immersing participants in another culture and workshops with NGOs in-country. Through our Global Learning Programme each participant will advance their understanding of development issues of both local and international importance. Our trips explore the SDGs through a series of immersive learning experiences, which are then reflected upon by the group to draw relevant cross comparisons, getting them to think as Global Citizens beyond the familiarity of their home environment.
There is no more powerful transformative force than education to promote human rights and dignity, to eradicate poverty and deepen sustainability, to build a better future for all, founded on equal rights and social justice, respect for cultural diversity, and international solidarity and shared responsibility, all of which are fundamental aspects of our common humanity.Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO