An interactive programme teaching youth about themselves, their community and the world.
What is Get Global?
Get Global is a Move The World education programme designed to challenge students to think about the world around them, engage in interactive activities and harness their capabilities as Global Citizens. For more on our Global Citizenship Approach click here.
Get Global is a 7 month program for students aged 10-12 years. Get Global partners with private and government schools in Ghana and provides trained, local Get Global Facilitators to lead the programme. Classes have a Get Global session every 2 weeks, where students, with the aid of a ‘Get Global Passport’ are taken through an interactive programme focussed on the first 6 Sustainable Development Goals.
Why Get Global?
Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known. One in every three people alive today is under the age of thirty, and around ninety per cent of young people are living in developing countries, mainly Asia and Africa.
Ghana is no different. With more than 10 million people aged 15–34 years, the youth represent the biggest demographic group, accounting for over a third of the population and a significant share of working age people.
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 need to reach their potential, support development and contribute to peace and economic development. One way of doing this is by implementing Global Citizenship strategy for children and youth where they become part of the solutions of the world’s problems.
Watch the video from our pilot programme:
“We must foster Global Citizenship.
Education is about more than literacy and numeracy, it is also about citizenry.
Education must fully assume it's essential role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful and tolerant societies."
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (2012)
Focussed on the first 6 SDG's:
Designed to support Global Citizenship development:
We are delighted to share this pilot report for Get Global; our first education programme focussed explicitly on Global Citizenship Education. We spent last year designing this engaging and creative curriculum and we are so pleased the pilot went so well. We have learnt a large amount throughout the past 12 months and we hope we can process and integrate these valuable insights into making the roll out of the programme even better!
The programme could not have been the success it was without the hard work and dedication of our team and partners. Special thanks goes to Emmanuel Mumuni and Lawrencia Awuku for their leadership and co-ordination in Ghana.A big thank you also to Mr Moses and Meyah Preparatory for putting their trust in us and allowing us to pilot the programme with their students. Additionally, Caroline Capon and Natasha Adomako, here in the UK who have put in a huge amount of time and energy into supporting the design and review of the curriculum. More over this programme couldn’t happen without the passion, dedication and skilfulness of our amazing facilitators, Kwesi, Habiba, Margaret and Joseph, who have worked together to define what it means to be a Get Global Facilitator.
We hope you enjoy this report and we look forward to sharing the stories of our ongoing work with you in the future.