Humanitarian Aid Agency, GOAL, is appealing to Leitrim Primary School teachers to virtually inspire students to become active global citizens through its Changemakers Programme.
GOAL launched the innovative programme - aimed at primary school students - last year. But with lockdown it has adapted so teachers can connect with their pupils virtually to inspire them on action they can take to create a more sustainable and fairer world.
The GOAL Changemakers Programme invites pupils to learn about the 17 UN Global Goals agreed by world leaders to end poverty, fight inequality, stop climate change and protect our oceans, flora and fauna by 2030.
The adapted zoom workshops, facilitated by GOAL staff, use drama activities and audio-visual materials to create a fun and engaging experience. They will continue until schools return.
The workshops are 45 minutes long, but can be longer or shorter depending on the class. GOAL Staff are facilitating the workshops through drama and interactive audio-visual materials to inspire young Changemakers all around the country.
The lessons are fun, curriculum-linked and designed to get young people thinking about how we can all play our part in making the world a more fair, sustainable and safer place for all.
All classes that participate in the programme will receive a beautiful Philips educational world map co-produced with Folen’s publishers for display in their classroom to recognise Changemakers, and to encourage classes to continue learning about the world around them.
GOAL Global Citizenship Manager, Nina Sachau, said: “With the world facing one of the biggest global crisis of our times, taking action to build a more fair and sustainable future has never been more important. This programme will give Leitrim students the information and motivation they need to become changemakers”
All support materials for teachers are available on the GOAL website. So even if teachers are not doing live classes with their students, there are a number of videos and ready-made lesson plans available on our website to be used right away: Changemakers Resources - GOAL Global
For more information on the Changemakers Programme visit: https://www.goalglobal.org/ changemakers/.