GSF’s peer education model puts student participation at the heart of global learning and makes an outstanding contribution to a global learning and active global citizenship in schools.
GSF Partner Schools and Independent Evaluations report that participation in GSF:
- Supports studies across many subjects, including Citizenship, Geography, RE and World Development
Contributes to the development of a wide range of personal, learning and thinking skills
Advances students' social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
Develops students' confidence and self-esteem
Helps students in their university applications and informs their study and career choices
Increases political participation among students
Helps students appreciate their power to make a difference to global issues and gives them the confidence to do so
Strengthens partnerships with local primary and secondary schools
A regular refrain in student feedback is the development of hitherto undiscovered skills, and this is backed by independent evaluations.
'It is evident that a number of transferable skills are being acquired by students involved in the GSF programme; most notably management and organisational skills, teaching and communication skills, as well as learning to take responsibility and being publicly accountable for their actions. Learning how to deal with the media is creating a generation of media-savvy young people.'
And GSF’s focus on reasoned engagement and critical thinking on contemporary global issues is just the kind of thing that sets students apart from their peers when applying for university places and entering an increasingly competitive employment market.
Above all, students report a sense of empowerment – that they can make a difference on issues that matter to them.
'I learnt that small things can add up to a large change. To simply raise awareness of issues in a creative way can spark off creativity in others and give them confidence to make a difference themselves.'
I learnt that everyone can make a difference no matter what your background.
For detailed evaluation reports on the impacts of GSF on participating students and the resultant ouctomes in schools, visit the GSF Impacts secion of this website.