Make Sectarianism a History Lesson
We’ve been working on the topic of sectarianism in Greater Glasgow since 2009, building understanding of the issue and developing anti-sectarian activities using a Non-formal Education approach (creative and participative methods). In the earliest stages, we worked with Sense over Sectarianism (Glasgow City Council) and different schools across the city.
But schools don’t exist in isolation. In August 2013 we received funding from Scottish Government (Community Safety Unit – Tackling Sectarianism Programme) and we took the opportunity to expand our anti-sectarian work into the wider community and involve a much broader range of people from diverse communities across Glasgow.
Many people feel like the world around them could be a much better place for everyone. But often, folk think there isn’t much they themselves can do about it Active Citizens is all about making people feel they can make a difference.
In a world of top-down ’solutions’, we train and support groups of people to develop and deliver their own grassroots social action project. We do this by connecting them with other like-minded folk, building their skills and releasing their talents for the common good. After all, you can only learn so much about active citizenship in a classroom.
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Next Step in Europe!
This collaboration between the Scottish European Educational Trust and Xchange Scotland is designed to address the low uptake of European exchange and volunteering programmes by young people in Scotland.
This short module is intended for use with 14 -18 year old young people in Scotland to raise awareness of the volunteering and exchange opportunities available to them; as well as provide young people with an insight into the difference such involvement can make to their skills, life experience and consequent employment prospects.
Senior Volunteer Projects
This senior volunteer project involved a bilateral exchange of 12 senior volunteers from Glasgow and Berlin. In the early part of summer of 2012 6 German volunteers came to Glasgow for 4 weeks before 6 Glasgwegian volunteers went to Berlin for 4 weeks at the start of the summer. The German volunteers worked in a number of community and urban gardens across the city, in the main part in some of the cities most deprived areas.