Big Give Christmas Challenge!

This Christmas we are thrilled to be accepted to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge! The Big Give is the UK’s leading online match funding platform and our Christmas Challenge will be match funded!

Starting on #GivingTuesday and running for 7 days – we are aiming to raise £1125 which will be doubled to £2250! 

You donate £20 and we receive £45!

How does it work?

The Christmas Challenge goes live at 12 noon on December 1st! 

The first £1125 donated will be doubled! 

You need to donate through our Big Give Christmas Challenge Fundraising Page! -NOT UNTIL DEC 1ST! (Only donations through the big give website will be doubled)

You can extend your donation even further than double by adding Gift Aid! – Provided you work in the UK, registered to a UK address an extra 25p for every pound you donate will be added on by the UK Government! (You can add gift aid to as many different charities as you like throughout the year provided you are continuously employed) 

You will support 50 students receive 6 months Global Citizenship Education, provide employment for our local facilitators who deliver the programme and provide materials for specific projects and workbooks!

This first half of the academic year we have seen around 150 students get involved in Get Global sessions along with Maths and English classes of their own accord whilst their schools remain closed due to Covid-19. 

Can you help us guarantee more education for them next year?

If you can this Christmas – give a gift of education to students in Medie, Ghana

Thinking Day 2020

This year on February 23rd Megan, Claire, Caroline and Lawrencia got the opportunity to run a Get Global workshop afternoon for Staines District Girlguiding – World Thinking Day. Traditionally February 22nd; it is a day for all girls to think about each other and people outside their community and across the globe, ideas that coincide with our aims for our Get Global programmes and Global Citizenship Education, so what better way to kick off our first UK Get Global workshop. 

51 girls, aged 5-14 discovered 7 interactive stations based on the first 6 sustainable development goals and global citizenship education. Together we dove into realities and fiction around poverty, where we’ve seen it in our everyday lives but also how it’s portrayed on the TV and shapes how we think poverty outside our community looks like. We planted tomato seeds to try growing some food for ourselves and others; talking about how taking part in activities such as Harvest Festival affects others. The girls showed Claire their yoga skills and how they connect to their families and others by sharing exercise together. Station 4 the girls surprised us with their knowledge of famous global citizens and how they have shaped the world we live in today. Lawrencia led discussions on gender equality, what it meant to them to be girls growing up in today’s world and what they were proud of achieving as girls. We also looked at how long items take to biodegrade and there were a few surprises around the idea that chewing gum NEVER disappears. The final stop was creating a global citizenship tree on the church hall wall – every girl added leaves with values and qualities they believe a global citizen should have and it was left up to be viewed by all the members of the community to hopefully be inspired. 

Rounding up the afternoon we finished with a fast-paced relay race using things we’d learnt that afternoon to win clues to a final anagram; accountable. Together we reflected on everything we’d part-taken in that afternoon and how we are all responsible for our actions and the knock affect our actions have on others. We didn’t realise then the world would be where it is today, a reminder of just how connected we all are and though we are divided by oceans we can work together to make a brighter and safer world for all of us.