We work with local schools to help pupils be outward thinking and actively engage in local and global community issues and teach them how to be global citizens. With this improved understanding, pupils and the wider public can push for change in global development issues and be a voice for those who are vulnerable and without opportunity.
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- We aim to raise the public’s awareness and knowledge of global poverty and injustice
- We deliver global citizenship programmes at local schools in Scotland
- We network with those with an interest in international development to create a community of interest and practice
We believe that it is important to be a Global Citizen – someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and their place in it, caring for the planet in which we live, taking an active role in the community and speaking up for equality and sustainability.
For Signpost, our overseas school trips are focused on developing young people’s knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to engage with the world.
To make sure that these trips were achieving this, we had an external evaluation done by an Edinburgh University Masters Student in 2017. Five key themes arose from discussions with students who had attended previous trips to India. These were:
new perspectives, appreciation and gratitude, influences on education and career, empathy and community and philanthropic engagement.
You can download and read the full report here.
You can read more about our Global Citizenship Projects below.
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23rd January 2018
Signpost International has had a link with Monifieth High School, a local secondary school since 2005. Every second year a team of senior pupils, teachers and Signpost staff have spent two weeks in India visiting areas in which Signpost work in partnership with local agencies. Another culture is best experienced…Read more