Global Connect Report - How
How we did it
All the workshops are active and participatory, using a variety of methodologies and exercises to get people to think about and question their own views, to share them and listen to others. The facilitator is there to guide a process (and indeed take part in it) by providing a framework for all participants to think through and express their views. Collectively people know a great deal and have done tremendous things already, sharing this with others is energising and empowering. Global Connect always tries to start from where people are and engage with the issues which are of relevance and interest to them, whilst helping make links between them and particularly between local and global issues.
Taking action is a crucial part of the Global Connect and so helping participants to have the confidence, knowledge and skills is integral to any workshop. Many people already have experience of campaigning, others may not know where to start - though they often have the skills that are needed.
We decided to work in partnership with other compatible organisations where possible. Firstly an organisation like BCT has a ready-made pool of people in the group we want to work with, and a structure for interacting with them. Global Connect gives new opportunities and enhances their existing work, so we both benefit. Secondly of course together we are stronger and it makes sense for those fighting for global justice to work together!
Other parts of the report
For more information on the Global Connect project contact our education officer