Who We Are

Think Global is a UK-based education charity helping people to understand and take action on global issues.

We believe in a world that is just and sustainable for everyone. Our mission is to enable people to understand and think critically about global issues, motivating and encouraging us all to act for a more just and sustainable world.

Why we exist

Young people are growing up in a world that is more complex and connected than ever before, and they need to be ready for it. That means making sure that education for all learners is taking into consideration the real, globalised world.

The vast majority of the general public (86%) support teaching global issues in our education system. We are working with teachers, local organisations and national Government to make this a reality and to ensure that the teaching of global issues is to the highest standard.

What we do

We offer training, resources and support to enable people to deliver and promote ‘global learning’ – an approach that puts education in a global context.

We support all educators to develop people’s skills and knowledge of global issues and provide them with a library of resources to support them and help them to plan lessons. We work with other organisations to keep improving and adding to these resources .

We also convene and manage a network of organisations all committed to improving and promoting global learning as a concept, including developing best practice, gathering evidence of what works and advocating for policy changes at all tiers of government.

What is global learning?

Global Learning is a teaching approach that puts education in a global context.

It seeks to improve the way we all understand, think and act when addressing the challenges we face in the world together.

We want people to:

  • Understand big global issues, like poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability, and how we relate to each other in the world.
  • Think more critically and creatively – becoming more appreciative of others, our similarities and our differences.
  • Act to create a better world for everyone – now and in the future.

We can all do our bit to engage better with global issues. If you’re a parent, you can encourage your children to think more about how people live in other parts of the world and how what we do in this country can have an impact somewhere else.

Or if you shop in supermarkets, you can take action by thinking more carefully about the products you choose to buy. For instance, are they ethically sourced or environmentally friendly? There are many ways that you can support the work that we do and take action for a more just and sustainable world.