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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.




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  • 23rd August 2023

    Home School Children have an interactive learning experience at the Roundhouse

    Home school children learn about life in Uganda Polly (Education & Community) and Rosie (Communications) had a wonderful morning in the Learning Centre with a lovely group of Home School children and their parents!  The families learnt about all the different projects run by Signpost International, specifically our WASH (water,…

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  • 22nd June 2023

    Taking Action Against Poverty through Human Rights

    Signpost International is committed to taking Action Against Poverty. There are many definitions of poverty. Human poverty is broad, complex, and multidimensional, and its characteristics vary widely from country to country, community to community and with time and season. This is why we use a rights-based approach to define poverty.…

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  • 18th March 2020

    Largs Out of School Care Club

    You may remember at the start of the year as part of our good news stories for January we shared with you the fundraising efforts of Largs Out of School Care Club. We want to share with you more about what they have been doing for Signpost and what happened…

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