We are an education charity. We use the SDG’s as learning themes to engage students in experiential learning and critical thinking about themselves, their community and the world around them. Our students are 10 – 15 year olds from peri-urban communities in Ghana.
In 2015, Move The World’s founders Megan Taylor and Claire Hardy first visited the Dagara Music Centre in Medie, Ghana with a group of professional dancers from London. They embarked upon leading the first of 6 dance and development experiences focussed on artistic exchange, personal development, and volunteering.
Through their developing relationship with the community, and discussions with local stakeholders it was clear that the quality of education was not equipping young people with the skills to address the complex challenges they were going to face personally, locally and globally. The community asked for support and eager to help they initially ran one-off workshops and provided facilitation training to enable more effective and engaging teaching; students and teachers alike found it super valuable.
It was out of this that Move The World was born, and has since designed and developed it’s own global citizenship curriculum, partnering with schools, training local facilitators and supporting over 1000 children to learn, think and act more thoughtfully about the challenges they are facing.
Our very first programme, for students aged 10-12, focussed on SDG’s 1-6. Locally trained facilitators lead students through a 7 month programme; each session has a different theme and activities to support understanding and engagement on the topic.
Our new, follow on programme, for students aged 13-15, focussed on SDG’s 7-12. Our facilitators support students to engage in project based learning to understand and address issues facing their community.
Our interactive facilitator training is provided to young people in the community who wish to become Move The World facilitators as well as teachers and community leaders who can use these skills to better deliver their work.