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Do not lim­it your knowl­edge about glob­al cit­i­zen­ship!


One of the activ­i­ties of Shaan Cre­ations Inter­na­tion­al in The Nether­lands and oth­er coun­tries con­cerns the young­sters and their involve­ment in Glob­al Cit­i­zen­ship and Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment. We have to find ways to get our young gen­er­a­tion involved in pro­grams that con­tribute to our sus­tain­able world. Not because we want to keep our young­sters busy with work, but because it is a neces­si­ty that young peo­ple par­tic­i­pate in such pro­grams. The young gen­er­a­tion will decide the future of the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of our world. 

We vis­it sev­er­al ele­men­tary, sec­ondary and high schools with pro­grams like:

  • Screen­ing of short films: these films are record­ed in the devel­op­ing coun­tries (India, Suri­name, Mau­ri­tius) where we under­take the devel­op­ment activ­i­ties. Stu­dents in The Nether­lands can see what the sit­u­a­tion is in these coun­tries and how we imple­ment the project activ­i­ties. This is an effi­cient way of get­ting the stu­dents acquaint­ed with the devel­op­ing coun­tries.
  • Giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions: this is a good way to give a lot of infor­ma­tion in lim­it­ed time span. But it is effi­cient because you can select the infor­ma­tion that is impor­tant for the tar­get. Pre­sen­ta­tions can be adapt­ed accord­ing to the chang­ing tar­gets as we imple­ment the pro­grams in dif­fer­ent schools.
  • Dis­trib­ut­ing print­ed brochures and oth­er mate­r­i­al: is a way of giv­ing the stu­dents the basic infor­ma­tion that every­one should know about glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. Chil­dren should be giv­en this infor­ma­tion in the ele­men­tary schools as part of their lessons.
  • Cre­at­ing lessons: is a fan­tas­tic source of work­ing with glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. We have cre­at­ed sev­er­al les­son mate­ri­als for the ele­men­tary schools. This includes spe­cial posters of devel­op­ing coun­tries with their flags, in which part of the world the coun­tries are locat­ed and the num­ber of peo­ple who live in these coun­tries. Besides that we have made spe­cial game lessons such as: word fields, word mem­o­ries and flag mem­o­ries. 


    What you learn when you are young!

  • Orga­niz­ing inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sions with the stu­dents: is way of know­ing what the young gen­er­a­tion knows about glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. It’s also the way to com­mu­ni­cate with them about the issues in the world and their opin­ions about poten­tial solu­tions. 

This is how we get them involved in work­ing with us in expand­ing their knowl­edge of glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. The Dutch gov­ern­ment has also pro­grams to inform the young gen­er­a­tion about glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. An orga­ni­za­tion, which spe­cial­izes in pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion, is NCDO. There are tons of infor­ma­tion avail­able on their web­site. Vis­i­tors have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to send in their ques­tions about glob­al cit­i­zen­ship and devel­op­ment. 

Take a look at the Glob­al Cit­i­zen­ship Pho­to Gallery