Four schools in Lithuania together with a local library, an environmental grassroots organization and two youth organizations raised their skills in tools for engaging youth, working on sustainable development goals and in applying Global learning perspective in teaching. Three trainings have been hold in the period March-June 2018 by the Global Citizens Academy, partner in the Global education goes local Project. The eight organizations joined the project and went through the initial capacity building process.
In the trainings have been involved teachers from the gymnasium in Radviliškis and in Gruzdžiai, the pro-gymnasium in Alytus and a primary school in Radviliškis. The teachers partnered with workers from the Youth center in Kupiškis, from Nestabdyk, an youth NGO in Venta and the environmentalists from “Forest stories” in Jurbarkas. The eight organizations joined the project.
The first introductory training (22-23. 03 2018) provided floor for the participants to get to know each other and to network for exchange of experience and professional support. It raised the awareness of SDG agenda and the main concepts of global citizenship, provided learning tools on global learning and exploring the possibilities to implement project activities in the localities.
The second training (17-18. 05. 2018) was focused on the diversity at global scale and the links woth the realities of the localities related to SDGs. A variety of strategies and techniques of awareness raising activities and campaigns have been presented.
The third training (06-07. 06. 2018) provided the possibility for the participants to test practical educational and awareness raising activities related to sustainable consumption and sustainable cities and communities. During the training, the participants continued working on their ideas for the educational activities and actions in their localities.
The organizations are about to plan further activities in their localities, starting with the Learning action processes (LAPs).