Participate in seminars with international NGO experts working in the field, take part in a community development project, and learn how sustainable livelihoods programmes improve lives by introducing alternative income streams into developing economies.
Develop your knowledge and engage critically with international and local conservation NGOs, explore biodiverse environments through observational research, and learn how communities are engaging with permaculture, climate change reduction and endangered species conservation.
Seminars with UN Human Rights agencies in Geneva, working on a clean water project in a refugee camp, meeting a gender rights activist, or exchanging ideas with school children in a secular ethics workshop – there are many ways you can explore social justice issues on a Global Action trip.
Global Learning is education that puts cross-curricular learning in a global context. We won’t be asking you to sit an exam on it, but we hope you will look at life differently after your trip (in a good way!).
It helps support:
“We must foster global citizenship. Education is about more than literacy and numeracy. It is also about citizenry. Education must fully assume its essential role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful and tolerant societies.”
Ban Ki-moon, Former United Nations Secretary-General
I learnt about the sustainable development goals, and I was inspired to look into them more to see what I can do to make a difference.
The organisation and support during the trip was vital for its outstanding success. The trip exceeded all of my expectations by far. All of the activities contributed to greater understanding of India and the success of the trip.
We are so happy with how the trip went and know that it has fundamentally affected the girls, with many now wanting to develop their careers in human rights, poverty reduction and development which is fantastic. I think the expedition definitely opened hearts and minds.
A very strong trip. It offered an insight into agencies that would not be possible as an ordinary outsider. We had engaging individuals leading sessions, who had lots of experience. There was also a good range of workshops
The turtle project was amazing because it helped us connect with nature and get away from technology. They were very careful about what they did to help the environment.
As I want to study veterinary medicine at university, my experience working with the turtles will help me massively and was great work experience.