“The Donor for a Day workshop was extremely informative. The decision making part of the session was brilliant for getting the students to think about the complexities underlying aid – the discussions that they had were also really good for getting them to think more about the mechanics behind decision making.”
– Greg Spicer, SL Geography, Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
“I honestly thought that the session was fabulous – incredibly informative, interactive and the kids thought it was great – certainly made them think! They all commented that it must be very difficult to decide who gets money and who doesn’t!”
– Beci Easton, Lead Teacher Geography & Humanities, Firth Park Academy
The world is becoming more complex, with an increasing number of emergencies, violent crises and people in need of aid. Many young people are passionate about humanitarian issues, playing an important role in fundraising activities and raising awareness. However, the work done by the UK government and charities in international development can seem far removed from our daily lives in the UK.
This participative, two-hour workshop provides an interactive taster for pre-university students, giving them a basic understanding of international aid work, a flavour of what it is like to work in an emergency and links to relevant university courses. Teachers have told us it supports them to fulfil their curriculum requirements for global learning and sustainable development, whilst also helping to prepare students for their decision making paper.
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