Global education is that process that enables us to understand difference and develop our ability to act in a globalizing world.
Broad spectrum of actors
Global education contains a broad range of different kinds of education and instruction methods, which can be used in schools and places of work and for different occasions. Volunteer work and international exchange programmes also promote global understanding. Learning is a life-long process, and adults are just as important as a target group in global education as children and youth.
Apart from organizations, municipalities, schools, churches and businesses educate people towards responsible global citizenship. The media also plays an important role in shaping public opinion.
KEPA serves global education organizations
KEPA coordinates a global education network comprising over 160 organizations. In addition to KEPA’s member organizations, there are numerous organizations in the network that carry out global education.
KEPA bolsters organizations’ operational requisites by offering organizations training and interest supervision. It also encourages the cooperation of organizations and other actors working in the field in increasing global understanding.
In KEPA global education is understood in expansively as an activity guiding people’s joint responsibility worldwide. The sub areas of global education include:
- Human rights and equality education
- Development education
- Cultural education
- Peace and security education
- Communications and media education
- Environmental education
In its own areas of work KEPA focuses on development education, the aim of which is to increase people’s understanding of the circumstances of developing countries and the structures of poverty. KEPA conducts development education by arranging and supporting the arrangement of events, producing publications and coordinating the ETVO southern volunteer programme.
- Market of Possibilities network
- World Village festival
- Kumppani magazine
- ETVO southern volunteer programme
Service Centre for Development Cooperation - KEPA
Töölöntorinkatu 2 A, 00260 Helsinki
Coordinator for Organizations
Phone: +358 50 317 6697, Fax: +358-9-5842 3200
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