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
It truly was a very special trip and one that I know has had a huge impact on the students. The opportunities they had were fantastic and the students made the most of each and every one. The whole team based both in the UK and Nepal have been fantastic in the planning and throughout ... I cannot thank you enough. It was the least stressful trip I have ever been involved in!
I was really inspired by what I learnt and it made me realise how much work goes into helping people around the world and how a lot still has to be done.
Learnt so much about the culture and the way of life in Zanzibar. All workshops were really fun and there was a huge range of things to do. It was amazing meeting all the people and snorkelling was fantastic. All the experiences were incredible - I wouldn't change a thing.
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.
I expected to learn a lot and we did. Expected pupils to engage, be inspired, challenged, shaken out of their comfort zones - most were at some point although this trip will probably affect them for the future too in ways yet unknown.
Our time in Zanzibar has been fascinating - it has opened our eyes to our privilege, and it has been the trip we will remember forever.