Through education and cultural activities, Global Kids aims to raise awarness of the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strengthen the global understanding and intercultural competencies of those involved in the project.
UN´s Sustainable Development Goals
By working with the UN´s Sustainable development goals, students learn to take a stand for their own lives and gain knowledge about the living conditions in the global South. At the same time, students gain an understanding of how they, as global citizens, are part of both the problem and the solution to the world’s challenges.
The different encounters between the Danish students and the young performers from countries in the South help strengthen the children’s’ intercultural competences and abilities to act as global citizens. The knowledge of – or even friendship with – peers from completely different living conditions develops students’ empathy and global understanding. They improve their language skills and ability to critically read media’s interpretation of ‘us and them’.