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The Globe

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The Globe

An educational magazine with facts and stories from around the world.
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Peace & Changemaker Generation

A 100,000 children – a whole generation– in and around the national parks Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace & Changemaker Generation project,
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History of democracy

A timeline of democratic development.
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Stories

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Stories: Child Rights Heroes 2021

Stories about the candidates for Decade Child Rights Heroes, and the children they fight for.
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Ana Maria

Ana María Marañon, Bolivia

Ana María Marañon de Bohorquez received The World's Children's Honorary Award 2006 for her selfless work for many years for the street children in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Category: Stories
Anna Mollel

Anna Mollel, Tanzania

Anna Mollel and her organization Huduma ya Walemavu give children with disabilities, not least indigenous Masaai children, the chance to live a dignified life.
Category: Stories
Ann Skelton

Ann Skelton, South Africa

Ann Skelton grew up under the violent Apartheid regime in South Africa. When she was 15 years old, black children her age who protested were being shot and jailed. As a young prosecutor she saw children who had been beaten by police and bitten by police dogs, and who were sentenced to whipping.
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Xadreque fights for girls

“I had to start by changing my own behaviour and begin helping my sisters and respecting their rights,” says Xadreque, Mozambique.
Category: Stories
AOCM, Rwanda.

AOCM, Rwanda

AOCM received The World’s Children’s Prize 2006 because the organisation fights for the children and young people whose parents were killed during the 1994 genocide.
Category: Stories
Asfaw yemiru, Ethiopia.

Asfaw Yemiuru, Ethiopia

Asfaw Yemiru lived on the streets in Addis Abeba from the age of nine. He started his first school for street children at 14, and devoted his life to bringing education to poor children.
Category: Stories
Ashok Dyalchand, India.

Ashok Dyalchand, India

To raise the status of girls and save their lives and to put an end to child marriage, Ashok Dyalchand started Girls Clubs to give girls knowledge and self­ confidence and enable them to support one another in convincing their parents not to force them into marriage, but instead allow them to finish school.
Category: Stories
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, The Philippines.

Cecilia Flores Oebanda, The Philippines

Cecilia Flores-Oebanda herself was five when she started working, and she has made it her life’s work to fight for the rights of the poorest and most vulnerable children.
Category: Stories
Craig Kielburger, Canada

Craig Kielburger, Canada

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world.
Category: Stories
Agnes Stevens

Agnes Stevens, USA

Agnes Stevens founded School on Wheels, in which hundreds of volunteers tutor children living in shelters, motels, cars or on the streets, giving them the right to an education.
Category: Stories
Nkosi Johnson, South Africa.

Nkosi Johnson, South Africa

Nkosi was only twelve years old when he died of aids related causes, but he fought to the end for his and other sick children’s right to attend school and be treated like any other child.
Category: Stories
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Ett dygn på säkert boende, USA

Ginger flydde från misshandel och exploatering och fick skydd på ett säkert boende.
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Married at twelve.

Rutendo from Zimbabwe was forced to marry at the age of twelve. At fifteen, she was expecting her second child.
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Dunga Mothers, Kenya

The Dunga Mothers (formerly mothers of St. Rita) work as volunteers to help children living in the villages around Kisumu in Kenya who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS.
Category: Stories
Rosi Gollmann. Germany.

Rosi Gollmann, Germany

Rosi grew up in Nazi Germany during the Second World War. She experienced the terror, discrimination and suspension of democracy that war brings. Only 18-year-old she decided to dedicate her life to help the poor and oppressed to help themselves.
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Graça Machel, Moçambique

Graça Machel was honoured by the WCP 2005 and 2010 for her long and courageous struggle for children’s rights, in Mozambique and beyond.
Category: Stories
Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd, USA

Rachel and GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) in the US support 400 girls and young women every year by providing secure accommodation, help in getting an educa­tion and a job, counseling, legal support, and love.
Category: Stories
Manuel Rodrigues, Guinea Bissau.

Manuel Rodrigues, Guinea Bissau

Manuel and his organisation AGRICE give children with disabilities the chance to live life with dignity. They get access to healthcare and a home, go to school and are given love and security.
Category: Stories
Dr. Cynthia Maung, Myanmar, Thailand.

Cynthia Maung, Myanmar/Thailand

Dr. Cynthia Maung, originally from Myanmar, runs the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand since 1989. Over 200,000 refugees and immigrants from Myanmar receive free healthcare here. Most are children.
Category: Stories
Valeriu Nicolae, Romania.

Valeriu Nicolae, Romania

Valeriu tackles discrimination and racism, and protects the rights of all children living in poverty, not least Roma children, in Romania.
Category: Stories
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Maiti, Nepal

Maiti Nepal prevents poor girls from being trafficked in commercial sexual exploitation by educating and informing them, and supports girls who have been abused in brothels.
Category: Stories
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Youzafzai, Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai fights for every girl’s right to education and a life of freedom, in Pakistan and all over the world.
Category: Stories
Molly Melching, USA, Senegal.

Molly Melching, Senegal

Molly and her organization Tostan involve whole villages, adults and children alike, in a three-year training program that covers health, education and environmental issues. Other important elements include empowering women and children, and raising awareness of female genital cutting and the rights of the child.
Category: Stories
Monira Rahman, Bangladesh.

Monira Rahman, Bangladesh

Monira Rahman fights against acid and petrol violence in Bangladesh, primarily girls and women.
Category: Stories
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Murhabazi Namegabe, Democratic Republic of Congo

Murhabazi and his organisation BVES run homes and centers where former child soldiers, and other vulnerable children have access to food, clothing, safety, health and medical care, therapy, schooling, and love.
Category: Stories
Josefina Condori, Peru.

Josefina Condori, Peru

Many of the hundreds of thousands of domestic workers face abuse in the homes in which they work. Josefina Condori, who has worked as a maid herself, has been fighting for the rights of domestic workers since she was a teenager.
Category: Stories
Phymean Noun, Cambodia.

Phymean Noun, Cambodia

Phymean Noun grew up during the genocide in Cambodia. Today, she fights for the rights of vulnerable children, especially their right to an education.
Category: Stories
Sakena Yacoobi, Afghanistan.

Sakena Yacoobi, Afghanistan

Sakena Yacoobi founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in 1995, during times of oppression and intense conflict.She opened 80 secret schools, trained teachers, and created secret mobile school libraries.
Category: Stories
Prateep, Thailand.

Prateep Umshongtham Hata, Thailand

Prateep spent her life fighting to give children in slums and rural areas in Thailand a better life and the chance to go to school.
Category: Stories
Sompop Jantraka, Thailand.

Sompop Jantraka, Thailand

Sompop Jantraka grew up in poverty and started working at the age of six. His organisation DEPDC/GMS has given thousands of poor children from throughout the Mekong Region – Thailand, Laos, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and China – protection and education.
Category: Stories
Spès Nihangaza, Burundi.

Spès Nihangaza, Burundi

Spès Nihangaza is sometimes called “Mother of 50,000 children” because she and FVS Amade help give so many orphaned and vulnerable children a better life.
Category: Stories
Maggy Barankitse, Burundi.

Maggy Barankitse, Burundi

Maggy builds villages where orphaned children can grow up in ‘families’. They get food, clothing, medical care, schooling, and love!
Category: Stories
Kimmie Weeks, Liberia.

Kimmie Weeks, Liberia

While fleeing in wartime Liberia, Kimmie almost died of cholera. There and then he pledged to spend his whole life helping disadvantaged children.
Category: Stories
Kailash Satyarthi, India.

Kailash Sathyarthi, India

Kailash Satyarthi frees and rehabilitates enslaved children in India.
Category: Stories
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Gabriel Meíja Montoya, Colombia

Gabriel Mejía Montoya has dedicated his life to helping the poor. He has faced several attempts on his life as a result of his work. During a war in Colombia that has lasted more than 60 years, almost six million people have been forced to flee their homes and over 200,000 have been killed.
Category: Stories
Guylande Mésadieu, Haiti.

Guylande Mesadieu, Haiti

When Guylande Mésadieu saw all the children who were forced to live on the street or as domestic slaves, she and her friends set up the organization Zanmi Timoun, Children’s Friend.
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Inderjit Khurana, India.

Inderjit Khurana, India

Inderjit and Ruchika seek to give a basic education, building up children’s selfesteem and opening the door for them to have a life free from poverty, child labour and violence.
Category: Stories
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Indira Ranamagar, Nepal

Indira Ranamagar was honored by the World's Children's Prize in 2014 for her 20-year struggle for prisoners' children in Nepal.
Category: Stories
James Kofi Annan, Ghana.

James Kofi Annan, Ghana

James Kofi Annan was himself a child slave for 7 years with a fisherman. Now he supports chil­dren forced into slavery in the fishing industry.
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James Aguer Alic, South Sudan.

James Aguer Alic, South Sudan

James has been imprisoned 33 times, and two of his colleagues were killed when they tried to free enslaved children. (Please note that since these stories were written, Sudan has been divided in 2 – Sudan and South Sudan.
Category: Stories
Javier Stauring, USA.

Javier Stauring, USA

Javier Stauring was commended by the World’s Children’s Prize 2015 for his 20-year struggle for children who have been imprisoned, survivors of violence, and their families.
Category: Stories
John Wood, USA.

John Wood, USA

John Wood believes that when children can read and write, they are better equipped to demand their rights and to defend themselves against abuse, trafficking and slavery.
Category: Stories
Jetsun Pema, Tibet, India.

Jetsun Pema, Tibet/India

Jetsun Pema, sister of the Dalai Lama, has struggled her whole life to support refugee children from Chinese occupied Tibet to India. In 2006, she was honored by the World's Children's Prize for her now 50-year-long work for these children.
Category: Stories


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Asfaw Yemiru – Video (88 MB)

Asfaw Yemiru lived on the streets in Addis Abbeba from the age of nine. He started his first school for street children at 14, and devoted his life to bringing education to poor children.
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Child Rights Ambassadors in Myanmar/Burma

Join children in Myanmar/Burma as they organize their own Global Vote Day.
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Children fleeing attacks in Myanmar

Children and other villagers from the Karen minority flee their village after grenade attacks and burning.
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Global Vote in Mynamar (460 MB)

Children from the Karen minority in Myanamar holdtheir own democratic Global Vote day in the village of Lay Nay Dern.
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Child Rights facts

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child, simplified version.
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Global Goals & Child Rights

How the UN Global Goals are connected to Child Rights
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How are South Africa’s children?

South Africa has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Nepal’s children?

Nepal has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Nigeria's children?

Nigeria has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Zimbabwe’s children?

Zimbabwe has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Ghana’s children?

Ghana has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Senegal’s children?

Senegal has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are USA’s children?

The United States has signed but not ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Guinea-Bissau’s children?

Guinea-Bissau has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Sierra Leone’s children?

Sierra Leone has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are India’s children?

India has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Pakistan’s children?

Pakistan has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Burundi’s children?

Burundi has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Côte d’Ivoire’s children?

Côte d’Ivoire has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Liberia’s children?

Liberia has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Cameroon’s children?

Cameroon has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are DR Congo’s children?

The Democratic Republic of Congo has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Tanzania’s children?

Tanzania has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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How are Congo-Brazzaville’s children?

Congo-Brazzaville has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Haiti’s children?

Haiti has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Myanmar’s children?

Myanmar has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Mozambique's children?

Mozambique has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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Facts: COVID-19

Covid-19 and Children’s Rights.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Cambodias's children

Cambodia has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Romania's children?

Romania has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Burkina Faso’s children?

Burkina Faso has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Brazil’s children?

Brazil has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are The Gambia’s children?

The Gambia has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are the Philippines’ children?

The Philippines has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Benin’s children?

Benin has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Rwanda’s children?

Rwanda has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Guinea’s children?

Guinea has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are Colombia’s children?

Colombia has ratified (pledged to follow) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Category: Child Rights facts
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How are the worlds children

All countries that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have promised to respect the rights of the child. Yet still, violations of these rights are common in all countries.
Category: Child Rights facts


Pedagogical Guides

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Guide for teachers & WCP Child Rights Ambassadors

Guide for every step of the WCP Program, with classroom activities.
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Guide for Child Rights Ambassadors

As a World’s Children’s Prize Child Rights Ambassador, you are a changemaker for a better world. With the help of the WCP Program, you will educate and empower other children where you live, as well as teach adults about child rights, especially girls’ equal rights.
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No Litter Generation Guide

No Litter Generation Guide for teachers and WCP Child Rights Ambassadors working with the environment, littering and climate change.
Category: Pedagogical Guides


Comics and graphic

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Iqbal’ life as a graphic story

A graphic story about Iqbal, a former child slave in a rug factory who was murdered at twelve for his fight against slavery.
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Nelson Mandela’ life as a graphic story

A graphic story about Nelson Mandela’s life. and fight for children.
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Iqbal Masih, Pakistan

Iqbal became a debt slave at an early age in Pakistan, for the owner of a rug factory who then sold him on. In 2000, he received The World's Children's Honorary Award 2000 posthumously, for his struggle for the rights of debt slave children.
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Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Nelson not only wanted all children to feel loved, he wanted to give them a better future. That’s why he also gave children the chance to develop their talents. (Stories from 2005)
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Lesson plans

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Recount and listen

All participants think about and express their ideas about a text, supported by a friend, and then recount the text verbally to others.
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Speed-dating about life style issues

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Climate Action

What is the science behind the rising temperatures and why is climate change happening? Explore!
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Change your footprint

In this exercise, we focus on the positive, thinking about how we can contribute to a better environment.
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Litter Time Line

How long does litter last?
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What does it mean?

Pupils or participants in a training session support and help one another understand a text.
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Global Goals, children and wildlife

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Talking Litter

Supporting a culture of no littering and environmental awareness.
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Role play

Use role play as a way of illustrating different stories and experiences.
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Problem Tree

Helps the pupils visualise their thinking and see the connections between causes, effects and solutions to an issue.
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Window with views

Learners work both individually, and together to find the best solution.
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Chains of cause and effect

Explore the causes and effects of global challenges.
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Window worksheet


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You and the Global Goals

Exploring issues relating to the Global Goals.
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WCP-symbol_paint

Paint the WCP Symbol
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Actioncards

Make the most of the commitment awakened among students by the WCP Program.
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Talk about Coronavirus/COVID-19

A lesson about COVID-19 and children’s rights.
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Break the cycle of poverty, with cards.

Highlighting the factors that are affected by poverty, allowing discussion and reflection on how to tackle poverty.
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The WCP Program

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Step 3: The Rights of the Child in the World

Explore differences and similarities between groups, countries and cultures, and try to understand the needs and rights of others.
Category: The WCP Program
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Step 4: The Global Goals

Explore the UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development.
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Ballot papers

Ballot papers to use in the Global Vote
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Step 8: Round the Globe Run for a better World

A manifestation for Child Rights and the Global Goals.
Category: The WCP Program
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Step 1: The Rights of the Child in your country

Quick guide to step 1 in the WCP program.
Category: The WCP Program
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WCP Program in many subjects

The WCP Program resources can be used in many different subjects from maths to social sciences, music and art.
Category: The WCP Program
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Steps in the World’s Children’s Prize Program

Quick guide to the steps in the WCP Program
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Step 6-7: Democracy, election & Global Vote

Learning about democracy, election campaigns and the Global Vote.
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Step 2: You Me Equal Rights

Quick guide to step 2 in the WCP Program.
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About the WCP Program.

In short about the WCP Program.
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Step 5: Child Rights Heroes

Learn about the WCP Child Rights Heroes.
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No Litter Generation

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Step 9: No Litter Generation

Activities that spark ideas for solutions required for a more sustainable local community, country and world.
Category: No Litter Generation
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How many earths

How many Earths do you need?
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Facts: Climate Change

The science behind climate change.
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No Litter Generation Materials

Material with facts about litter, environmental threats and climate change as well as children and young people's own stories
Category: No Litter Generation


The Global Trip

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Reporters Needed

The Global Friend News Agency is seeking teams of reporters.
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Summary – The Global trip

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Meet a reporter

Johanna Hallin is one of the reporters working for the Globe. Here, she talks about her work.
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Ticket

Global Friend Travel Ticket.
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Passport

Passport for Global trip.
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Application for assignment

Application for assignment as a reporter for the Global Friend News Agency.
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Press ID

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Yellow vaccination

Yellow vaccination card
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Country facts

Country facts
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Checklist for reporters

Everything you need to consider when planning your story.
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Checklist – travel preparations

Assignment travelpreparations
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Application visa

Application for visa.
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Travel documents

Travel documents
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