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#ScotlandForAFairWorld roadshow

September 2016

This month, Christian Aid will be celebrating global citizenship education across Scotland and encouraging Scots to take up the Global Goals for sustainable development.

Christian Aid's Fiona Buchanan and school pupils during Christian Aid Week 2016

We believe that global citizenship education belongs at the heart of the school curriculum, politics and government and that we can have a positive impact on our shared future both in Scotland and worldwide.

During September, as part of its first ever Global Citizenship Month, a roadshow coordinated by IDEAS, Scotland's network for global citizenship education, will tour the length and breadth of the country to demonstrate how education can help people to become global citizens.

The #ScotlandForAFairWorld roadshow will stop in Inverness, Aberdeen, Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, Cupar and Glasgow.

During the tour, educators and members of the public across Scotland will be asked to vote on which Sustainable Development Goal is most important to them, and the results will be announced in Glasgow.

To finish the tour, the roadshow will take up residency for two days at the Scottish Learning Festival at Glasgow's SECC, with appearances from some of Scotland’s football stars and a multicultural choir from St Roch's School.

Speaking ahead of the Global Citizenship Month, Dr Tanya Wisely, Director of IDEAS said, 'If we look at the Global Goals and work together on them in Scotland and worldwide, we can all have a positive impact on our shared future.

'The Global Goals touch on all aspects of our lives, on every subject taught in school and across all areas of politics and government.

'Education is key to delivering the Global Goals, and the ideas of fairness and equality behind much of the Global Goals are key to a good education. It's a virtuous circle.'

 

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