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Global Youth Work

Bringing Global Citizenship to life, this resource uses six everyday commodities - water, tobacco, chocolate, textiles, mobile phones and food - as a starting point for exploring global interdependencies. 

Each chapter contains practical activities, background information and resources aimed at encouraging young people to think about their own lives and how they connect with others. Examining these topics within the framework of social justice, human rights and sustainable development enables young people to reflect on how their behaviour and actions impact on people and issues locally and globally.

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Please note that the activity sheets and photos for each activity are not included in the PDF above. They are available to download below:

This resource has been designed for youth workers and other professionals working with young people in Scotland. It has been written in partnership with youth workers and Global Education experts from six European countries.

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The resource is funded by:

EU Scottish Government

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Scotdec and can’t in any way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

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