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Global education in ZHP. Strenghtening position of programme repository and development of knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes through global education.

The aim of the project is to shape global civic attitudes among Polish scouts, which would inspire them to eagerly and permanently take action in favour of a more just and friendly world. Through a number of planned project activities, in particular competences of local groups’ (troops, packs) leaders and rangers (the oldest age groups focused on pedagogical goals) will be further developed, empowering and motivating scout boys and girls to take action and become “agents of change” who will motivate and inspire others.

All the project activities are addressed to members of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP), in particular 12,000 ZHP instructors – troop leaders of all age groups (Cub Scouts, Scouts, Senior Scouts, Rovers and Rangers) for whom the topic of global interdependence is unknown or has been presented once, in the shape of a one-off action. A number of activities tailored to the needs of contemporary youth – beneficiary of the project – were planned. It will take form of webinars, e-learning, and communication via social networking sites and applications, and will be carried out in accordance with scouting methods.

Global education in ZHP. Strenghtening position of programme repository and development of knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes through global education.

The project’s general objective is to shape global civic attitudes among Polish scouts, which would inspire them to eagerly and permanently take action in favour of a more just and friendly world.

Through a number of planned project activities (updating publications, creating new materials, e-learning, an informative and promotional campaign, a contest, mini-grants for local activities), in particular competences of local groups’ leaders and rangers will be further developed. By taking local action in favour of a more just world, the ZHP will contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goals, and further, Sustainable Development Goals (POST-2015), mainly the Millennium Development Goal 8: global partnership for development.

Boy and girl scouts, equipped with competencies and attitudes such as: solidarity, responsibility, justice, emphatic behaviours, the ability to voice their opinions, and critical thinking will create social capital of civil society. These young Poles, brought-up in ZHP and aware of the impact of individual and collective decisions on the life and development of inhabitants of the North and the South, able to think critically and voice their opinions, will be conscious consumers, citizens of the country and the globalised world, contributing to the reduction of poverty and hunger and creating real global partnership for development.

Global education in ZHP. Strenghtening position of programme repository and development of knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes through global education.

Project activities were conducted between 1 July and 31 December 2015. As part of a biennial training event for ZHP members (the so-called leaders’ jamborees) organised on 26-30 August, six workshops for section leaders were carried out. The training focused on non-European cultures, creating proactive attitudes in activities in favour of local communities, ecological awareness and recycling. A total of 114 people took part in the training. The “Breeding ground for Leaders” training, carried out in Warsaw on 13-15 November, was attended by 23 representatives of different ZHP regions chosen to work with global education programme. They had an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and enhance their leadership skills.

As part of the Global Education Week, six local actions were carried out, including upcycling workshops in Bialystok, ecological classes in Jaroslawiec, a meeting on responsible consumption and conscious philanthropy in Myslenice, and four webinars for ZHP leaders, rangers, and instructors (1.5 hour each). A contest for activities that draw attention to challenges of the contemporary, globalised world was organised, and the winning teams were rewarded with games and educational sets.

In order to popularise global education knowledge among ZHP members, the database of electronic materials available in the Central Bank of Ideas, the official repository of ZHP’s curricular and methodological materials, was updated and supplemented with newly created materials. An e-learning training, consisting of four modules, was carried out between 15 November and 21 December so as to promote them more broadly.

A number of gadgets was ordered for promotional purposes: T-shirts with Fair Trade certificates for people involved in the project (50 pieces), wooden USB flash drives (100 pieces), bags made of ecological cotton (250 pieces), styluses to operate touchscreens (200 pieces), solar power banks (20 pieces), scout scarves (40 pieces), pens made of recycled materials (1000 pieces), notebooks (250 pieces), informative posters (50 pieces), and flyers (2000 pieces).