Global Education

ODW Finland produces high-quality learning materials and study packages for teachers and other educators.

We also organize lectures, seminars and workshops on various topics related to global education. Our global education efforts aim at promoting tolerance and respect for human rights.

In the field of global education, our focus is on development education. We inform about the life of children and young people in developing countries while seeking to dismantle stereotypes of life in the global South. Our goal is to raise a sense of global responsibility in Finnish young people and to build links between children and youth in Finland and in developing countries.

In accordance with the Finnish national curriculum, our global education aims at

– enhancing intercultural competence and international cooperation,
– guaranteeing human dignity and universal human rights,
– securing peace, and
– promoting sustainable development and equal distribution of the world’s resources.

Our global education efforts are supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Ministry of Education.

More information:

Anna Kivimäki
Global Education Officer
tel. 050 348 5668
anna.kivimaki(at)taksvarkki.fi

Hanna Hjerppe
Global Education Officer
tel. 050 512 4171
hanna.hjerppe(at)taksvarkki.fi

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Taksvärkki’s volunteer Global Educators visit elementary and secondary schools in different parts of Finland and hold workshops on equality, fighting discrimination, active youth in Zambia, and children’s rights. These participatory workshops are complemented by high-quality learning materials and study packages for teachers. The goal of ODW Finland´s global citizenship education is to raise a sense of global responsibility in Finnish young people and to build links between youth in Finland and in Zambia.

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