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Think Global promotes global learning – and global action – for a more just and sustainable world. We believe that people need to be equipped with the skills, values and capabilities for global challenges like environmental sustainability, human development and conflict resolution. Learning about global issues leads to more tolerance and understanding. This in turn can lead to actions for a better world – which in turn we can reflect on and learn from.
We’re a charity, and a community of people and organisations, committed to global learning and global action. Our 12,000-strong membership network includes educators, companies, charities, leading experts in the fields of education and development, people who work with young people – and many others who believe that we all have a responsibility as global citizens to learn about and act on global challenges. Now more than ever our work is vitally needed.
Each fortnight we are shining a spotlight on the work of one of our member organisations.
This fortnight’s spotlight is on the Leicester Masaya Link Group.
The Leicester Masaya Link Group (LMLG) co-ordinates Leicester’s official twinning link with the city of Masaya in Nicaragua. They use their expertise in international linking and sustainable development to inform and deliver global learning in schools and community groups across Leicester. Read more about their work here.
“Teaching and education is the most important thing in the world. In a sense it all starts with kids in the classroom and learning, and everything that they’re learning, whether they know it or not, is going to affect the rest of their life…. if they’re taught that the things that they do in their community and with their friends and peers can make a difference, then they’re gonna start living their life with a global perspective.”
“Think Global was one of the first charities I engaged with when I entered Parliament. With a Crossbench group of peers I took part in the “Live below the Line” challenge to highlight that many live on less than £1 a day. This highlights the practical approach that Think Global brings to their work, and which as a teacher I know makes issues come alive for pupils learning about global issues.”
“It only makes sense to nurture our pupils as global citizens in the multi-cultural metropolis that is London, particularly as they are growing up in an increasingly globalised world. These are the generations that are in need of the knowledge and skills to navigate their way towards a more just and sustainable way of living for all.”