School Activities and Educational Material


Student Solidarity Days
In order to mobilise students for development issues - especially concerning global ageing in SSA -, there needs to be awareness towards elderly citizens, their problems, demands and thoughts first. Students will be stimulated to get actively involved with older people in their communities and / or to undertake initiatives raising attention for their issues as well as those of older people in SSA. By volunteering to offer services for senior citizens in their home town or to organise information seminars at university or schools, students get to know and understand the situation of senior citizens in their communities and will be sensitized to ask for the situation and problems of older people in SSA.

Activities during the student solidarity days can differ in the participating countries and are planned together with student groups.

To get more information about the Student Solidarity Days in each country:

www.helpage.de
www.worldgranny.nl
www.sueryder.pl
www.gip-vilnius.lt


Educational Material
The concept of global learning and Education for sustainable Development is up to now implemented in the old EU member states but senior citizens are only regarded to a very limited extend. In the new EU member states this concept is rather new to all parts of population. Partner organizations in LT and PL will learn from NL and DE partners on how to raise awareness concerning development issues and on how to introduce ways of global learning and to point out the interdependence between developed and developing countries. In doing so the Education for sustainable Development approach is developed further in an innovative way: intergenerational exchange and knowledge transfer from old to new EU member countries are key components of this campaign.

The new educational material is developed to be used in schools grade 6 – 10. It will focus on the situation of older people worldwide. Students will work out their relationship towards the old generation, think about the role of family and get an idea of older people's problems in developing countries.

To get more information about the educational material developed under this project:

www.helpage.de
www.worldgranny.nl