“WE MUST FOSTER GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.
EDUCATION IS ABOUT MORE THAN LITERACY AND NUMERACY, IT IS ALSO ABOUT CITIZENRY."
Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General (2012)
Move The World is focussed on community development and Global Citizenship education in Ghana.
We support the development of leadership skills and capabilities in young people, to enable projects and programmes that tackle community issues.
Global Citizenship: Our Definition
We believe a global citizen is a person who is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role and ability to make a change. A person who celebrates diversity and uses their personal power to raise awareness of causes and issues they are passionate about. It is through learning to understand yourself and those around you that confidence to act to make the world a more sustainable world emerges. All our programmes are designed with our framework for global citizenship in mind.
Why so important?
Educating for global citizenship is important because:
- To engage in, and begin to understand complex global issues, there needs to be a safe learning environment. From a young age, we are already trying to make sense of the world we live in, what we see, what we feel and how we would like things to be.
- The UN Development Goals has established that young people are a driving force for development – but only if they are provided with the skills and opportunities needed to reach their potential.
- Young people today are being born into an increasingly globalised world. Learning how to communicate, appreciate and work with diversity is essential – and seemingly local issues benefits from global perspectives.
Some of our programmes:
Young Leadership Programme
Street clean up programme
Creative Experiential Education
At the heart of all learning is the way we process our experiences, especially our critical reflections on our experiences. The Get Global program has been designed using Experiential Learning as a key approach to student-centred learning for a sustainable future.
Experiential learning engages students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in contexts that are personally relevant to them. This approach to learning also involves making opportunities for debriefing and consolidation of ideas and skills through feedback, reflection, and the application of the ideas and skills to new situations.
All our programmes are designed with an Experiential Learning approach and we use creative methods such as music, art and dance to support engagement in these learning activities.