Resources for children and young people on global issues

Explore global issues and UK aid with children and young people through our resources and take action for a better world by joining our programmes for young people.

Primary school resources

Imagine if you had to go a day without eating anything? Or you had to walk for hours to find water that was safe to drink? Start a conversation about global issues and explore the role of UK aid in meeting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These resources are aimed at 7-11 year olds and are also available on the TES website.

Connecting Classrooms: Ending Poverty By Educating Children Throughout The World

Take action for a better world

Join Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

UK schools can partner with another school around the world to learn about global issues. Our joint programme with the British Council is aimed at children and young people 7 to 14 years old. It supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world including the Global Goals. Together, we can take action to change the world.

Join International Citizen Service(ICS)

Young people in the UK can apply to take part in 10-12 week volunteer placements to work side by side with young volunteers in Africa and Asia to help tackle the root causes of poverty. Placements are available for young people aged 18-25 years and Team Leader placements are available for 23-35 year olds. It’s a great opportunity for personal development, a stepping stone to future careers and a chance to make your world a better place.

Wider resources for children and young people

There are a wider range of resources about global issues and what young learners can do to create change.

Oxfam has provided a directory of some resources available to teach about global issues.

Please note the links to other organisations does not imply endorsement or support of any of the information, services, products, or providers.

Published 19 March 2019