Just Like You video

'Learning from each other around the world by linking schools and communities worldwide in meaningful and sustainable partnerships'

Developing a global dimension in the school curriculum.

Global issues are part of young people's lives in a way they never were for previous generations. Including a global dimension in education gives young people the opportunity to appreciate similarities between peoples everywhere. To understand the global context helps them to develop skills to combat prejudice and discrimination.

One of the aims of the charitable organisation 'developmentDirect' is to give children a global perspective on health through the 'Just Like You' Project.

By comparing and contrasting the health issues of other countries alongside their own, children will develop a more global understanding of health.

How can children spread health ideas and practices?

  • Older children can help younger ones.
  • Children can help others of the same age.
  • Children can pass on health messages and take health action in their families and communities.

The child-to-child approach to health education has been adopted by health and education workers working together in 75 countries. Many of these countries are in the developing world. Reading books and resources produced by the 'Child to Child' Trust depict the lives of children around the world. All of the books give information on important health issues as well as providing a global perspective within the classroom. The 'child to child' approach can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities within the class.