Background

The increasingly interconnected world brings exciting new opportunities for learning, communication and action, and for developing a sense of global citizenship.

Global youth work has developed as an approach that enables youth practitioners and the young people they work with to discuss and understand global issues in the context of their youth setting. Think Global believes global youth work should be an integral part of interactions with young people rather than being seen as an ‘add-on’ to other youth work.  It aims to encourage a critical understanding of the links between personal, local and global issues. It seeks young people’s active participation in bringing about change towards greater equity and justice.

Think Global has published a guide to Global Youth work based on the practical experience of running the national Global Youth Action project Connect, Challenge, Change. A practical guide to global youth work. (2010)