Start the Change Project

Are you passionate about educating for a better world?

We are looking for enthusiastic secondary teachers and youth workers to be part of an exciting new transformative EU global learning project on issues around inequality and migration – Start the Change.

To find out more, come to an informal information session in Aberdeen on Wednesday 5th December, from 4.30pm – 5.30pm at Montgomery DEC, 45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UX.

Why Start the Change now?

Young people are growing up in a world that is changing almost as fast as they are. Our interconnected and interdependent world brings huge opportunities, but it also brings challenges such as conflict, inequality and environmental degradation.
Feelings of powerlessness to change the world around them can be a common challenge, but given the opportunity, young people can be powerful agents of change. Pupils are entitled to an education which develops the necessary skills, values and attitudes to engage effectively with the opportunities and challenges our globalised world brings and to have a voice in shaping a fairer more sustainable future.

Aims of the project:

Working with schools and young people across 11 European countries, Start the Change aims to empower teachers, youth workers and pupils to explore, debate and take action on local and global issues. Focussing on the links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals, inequality and migration, the project aims to develop a model of active global citizenship for young people.
The project involves training and mentoring for teachers and youth workers, support for working with young people, resource development and opportunities for networking across Europe. MDEC are working in partnership with Highland One World to deliver this project in the Aberdeen area.
Project teachers and youth workers will take part in two training days,12 and 26 January 2019 in Aberdeen, followed by individually tailored mentoring and free resource support.
Schools will be given funded support to work with young people.

Get involved: if you are interested in being part of Start the Change, please sign up to the information session via Eventbrite. For those further afield or if the date doesn’t work for you then please contact Charlie Barrow at mdec.charlie@btconnect.com and I can provide more information via email (mdec.charlie@btconnect.com) or telephone (01224 620111)