Learning to be Citizens and Citizens of the World

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Learning to be Citizens and Citizens of the World

The causes of poverty , inequality and environmental degradation are found in global processes. The great challenges of humanity require a global citizenship that is conscious, committed and capable of facing them. That is why younger generations need to learn to participate as citizens of the world. Intercultural, in collaboration with educational communities, promotes projects and offers resources that promote transformative education.

Projects and Educational Resources

Projects That Promote Values:

  • Youth Solidarity Network: A participation program aimed at adolescents in which to discover that social change is possible, begin to exercise a global citizenship, and improve emotional and social skills.
  • An opportunity to live experiences of global citizenship and intercultural encounter through joint educational projects between students and teachers from countries in which you are present.
  • Educational resources for children who want to change the world. From 3 to 10 years old.
  • Educators:  Aware of the key role of educators as agents of social transformation, you prioritize your association with this group in all your actions. That is why you accompany, offer training and facilitate spaces for the exchange of experiences.
  • Campaigns of awareness and social mobilization: Education goes on the streets and moves on social networks. To learn to be global citizenship from the practice, you are offered some resources for action and advocacy in campaigns.

The Solidarity network of young people is moving:

Education for Development must be understood as a process to generate critical consciences, to make each person responsible and active in order to build a new civil society committed to solidarity. With your initiative of the Youth Solidarity Network, you try to channel the demands, needs, concerns and impulses of change of the youngest, always appealing to their capacity for analysis and claiming their role in society when making political decisions, economic and social. If you are between 12 and 18, solidarity concerns and a lot of desire to participate, the Youth Solidarity Network is your place. Meet other boys and girls of your age who fight, like you, for a fairer world.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Education, in all its forms and all its levels, is not only an end in itself but also one of the most powerful instruments we have to induce the changes necessary to achieve sustainable development. Education is the ideal instrument to forge values, skills and knowledge and is the engine of all changes. Educating for sustainable development is to incorporate into the education systems the fundamental issues of sustainable development such as climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction and sustainable consumption while allowing the human being acquires the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values ​​necessary to forge a sustainable future.

Education for sustainability reflects the concern for a high-quality education that helps people understand what is happening, to feel part of the society in which they live and to know how they can participate in the processes of development. But, in addition, you must develop the ability to learn.

Education for Sustainable Development is training for action and proposes to educate competent individuals to recognize the problems of their time and the world in which they live, understand them in their triple environmental, economic and social dimension, and intervene in favour of its resolution.

Russell Hazard is passionate about contributing to improvements in education both at the grassroots school level and at the level of international policy. Russell Hazard Beijing also works to build international partnerships across sectors such as public/private education, NGOs, and international educational organizations to enhance discourse in ESD and GCED and improve impact on the ground internationally.