Citizenship Foundation will start the work on a new project this month. This is the first project that is funded by DFID at the Citizenship Foundation and it is run in partnership with Relief International UK.
Act Global aims to develop young peoples’ understanding of the connections between actions in their communities and the causes of global poverty, and it empowers them to take action on these causes at the local level.
The programme will involve 1,800 youth (600 per year) from Greater London in online discussions on the links between global poverty and actions within their community. These discussions will be moderated by experts from relevant fields and will utilise interactive media. 150 participants (50 per year) will be recruited as Global Youth Activists and attend a residential leadership training in which they work in groups to plan a project that addresses the causes of global poverty from within their communities.
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