Projects

Global Action Schools

The aim of the Global Action Schools programme is to integrate global development education topics into the curricula and everyday activities at schools, with the emphasis on developing teachers’ capacities to provide quality education in these topics. We have been developing the concept of a Global Action School in the Czech Republic since 2006, when People in Need joined an international project of the same name. The Varianty Educational Programme of People in Need awards the Global Action School certificate in cooperation with other Czech non-governmental organizations that work on global development education.

Currently, 56 Czech primary and secondary schools, as well as nearly two hundred schools around Europe, are proud holders of the Global school certificates. The basic philosophy of this programme is to support the education and preparation of students for life in a globalised world. This philosophy relies on a simple three-step methodology: learn – investigate – act. A school that chooses to join the programme and pursues certification should encourage active student participation supported by teachers.

 

A Global school is a place where…

  • global topics are a natural part of the curriculum and everyday life at the school;
  • students are actively engaged with current affairs around the world and follow the news from the developing world with guidance from a team of teachers;
  • students, teachers and the general public acquire information about global issues;
  • students identify local problems with a global reach and try to solve them;
  • an event is organized at least once a year in cooperation with a local partner organization;
  • contributing to resolving a specific issue is a common goal.


We provide methodological support to the schools participating in the Global Action School programme in order to help them integrate the interdisciplinary topics (Education in European and global themes, Environmental education, Democratic citizenship) into the curriculum. We also offer consultation during the process of integrating global development education topics into the existing programme. Additionally, we provide the possibility to participate in accredited seminars and courses on global topics (human rights, economic globalisation, poverty, etc.).

Current Projects

Migration Awareness Programme

National Integration Evaluation Mechanism. Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection (NIEM)

National Integration Evaluation Mechanism. Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection in the European Union (shortened NIEM) is international research project running...

Global Development Education

Global Schools: World in Primary Education

A 3 year EU-funded project to embed Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in primary schools curricula of 10 countries, both through a revision of educational policies and through the promotion of innovative...

Inclusive Education

KHETAUN (Together): With Key Steps to Inclusion of Romani Children into Quality Early Childhood Programs

The project is based on various research supported results, that quality early childhood education and the inclusion of children from disadvantaged groups in high-quality preschool programs is one of...

Global Development Education

Global Action Schools

The aim of the Global Action Schools programme is to integrate global development education topics into the curricula and everyday activities at schools, with the emphasis on developing teachers’...

Intercultural education

Persona Dolls – a method for supporting equal access to education

  Persona Dolls enter the children’s world with the teacher, who shares the dolls’ life stories with the children and encourages them to share theirs. The dolls help children talk about...
Completed Projects

Global Development Education

Teachers: Agents of Change

It is a fact that we live in an increasing interconnected world. Our education system should reflect this reality and help students understand and orient themselves in the world around them. Education...

Inclusive Education

Systemic support for inclusive education in the Czech Republic

The Varianty educational programme is the leading partner of Palacký University Olomouc in the Systemic support for inclusive education in the Czech Republic project, from July 2013 to June 2015. The...

Global Development Education

Quality or Quantity? Measuring teachers’ impact on pupil attitudes and actions

The goal of the Quality or quantity? project is to ascertain what influence the long-term integration of global development education topics into classwork has on the attitudes and values of the students....

Global Development Education

Food Right Now

The international project Food Right Now is trying to raise awareness about the issue of hunger around the globe. Within People in Need, the Varianty Educational Programme is working with the One World...

Global Development Education

Active Citizens

Since 2012, Varianty Educational Programme of People in Need has worked on the project called Active Citizens – community education for secondary schools together with the British Council. This...
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The Varianty Educational Program of People in Need
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120 00 Prague 2 Czech Republic

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DIČ: CZ 25 75 52 77
varianty@clovekvtisni.cz
Tel: +420 226 200 467

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