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.
- Download or watch our short animation about UK aid
- Download our accompanying comic strip for group discussion and activities
- Share and discuss our UK aid postcards or use for wall displays
Take action for a better world
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.
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.
- Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning
- World’s Largest Lesson
- Project Everyone
- United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals
- UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools (to note some of the resources you need to pay for) and free activities and resources for the End Violence in Schools campaign
- Engineers without Borders
- Practical Action
- Save the Children
- Action Aid
- Amnesty International
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.