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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.

 

What do we do?

  • 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 schools 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.

 

Why do we do it?

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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  • 17th April 2018

    Jacob’s Success

    “We could suddenly see the potential and if we worked together, we knew it was possible,” reflects Jacob. Jacob is one of the Community Agricultural Trainers (CATs) in Amuria in Uganda, working within his farmer group to help households improve their food security by using better farming methods. Signpost started…

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  • 6th April 2018

    Blue Water Tea Party Success!

    I’ll set the scene for you, nearly two hundred guests arrived in their blue outfits, ready to enjoy their afternoon in the ballroom of the Invercarse Hotel. Caitlin Finnan, blessed our ears with her beautiful cello playing as guests sipped their prosecco and explored the very large display of raffle…

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  • 18th March 2018

    Justine’s Garden – Potential Realised

    “Yii, I didn’t know much about farming back then!” laughs Justine shaking her head in disbelief. The Uganda mother of seven is describing the time before Signpost and Ugandan partner VAD (Voluntary Action for Development) began working in her community of Muguluka. “We used to grow tomatoes, egg plants, bananas,…

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