Global North development versus Global South development - campaign informing about interdependence between Global North choices and Global South development
The project was implemented between June and December 2012. Several parts of it took place in the main Polish cities (Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Lodz, Szczecin), and the internet-based activities were nationwide. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the connections between social, political and economic choices of the Global North, and the development of the countries of the Global South.
Varied educational and cultural activities of the project were a good source of information on the topics of global education, and inspired a surge of interest in those issues among the project beneficiaries. The direct recipients of the activities included a broad group of residents of Poland: teachers, students, academics, youth and the elderly people.
As part of the project, 1100 copies of lesson plans for teachers “Global Interdependences. Lesson plans for gymnasium and secondary schools” were published, which are also available in an electronic version (in Polish).
The publication consists of five modules addressing the issues related to the global education (sustainable development, human rights, climate change, responsible consumption, fair trade). E-training via the organisation’s website was held, and was attended by 60 teachers. During the process of recruitment, priority was given to the residents of the smaller towns. Web campaign of the project was created. As part of the activities, an electronic mind-map of global dependencies was designed, and it is available on the organisation’s website. A multimedia tool Planet RSS of Global Dependencies, that was created as part of the project as well, collects information and news related to the global education. Its purpose is to display mutual connections between the countries of the Global North and the Global South.
Additionally, a cultural and educational event ‘A Night for Africa’ was held in Warsaw. It included screenings of documentary films, two meetings with the experts, exhibitions and concerts. As part of the project, 5 academic debates were organised in Polish cities, in cooperation with the student academic societies. In total, 251 people attended the debates.
The coordinator of the project estimates that the number of indirect beneficiaries of the project’s activities totalled 30,000 people.