Global.me project is a community project initiated in Finland by AIESEC members since2006. The project aims at providinghigh quality global education course for the Finnishupper secondary school students (age from 16 to 19). The project echoes the Finnishnational objective of global education, which is “expanding global education in formaleducation” (Global Education 2010 programme, Ministry of Education, Finland).
The project endeavours to preserve and enrich the multiculturalism and culture diversity among the youth in Finland. Global.me course fits in the objective of the culture and art programme by bridging the world and Finland, especially at the school level. This project envision to build a tolerant, multicultural society, where all people can live in harmony.In correspondence with the vision, global.me project sets our mission as helping young people to understand the global world and bring internationalization to upper secondary schools.
The core activity of Global.me Projektiyhdistys ry is to provide a 7-8 weeks global education course for the schools around Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Oulu. The global.me project brings a group of passionate teachers from all over the world into the classrooms.
Objectives of the project
- Expand the understanding about the world and global issues among Finnish youth
- Increase tolerance among Finnish youth
- Increase self-expression of the Finnish youth
- Improve the possibilities of receiving international experiences for Finnish upper secondary schools in remote areas.
- Bring interactive and innotative teaching methods to Finnish schools
The project is annually coordinated in Finland, accompanied with Finnish academic schedule. Frequently, Global.me courses are organized in Autumn semester starting from Octorber and ending in December.
The target students for the project are upper-secondary students. Nevertheless, considering the need of the society, the content of the courses may be modified and soon there will be global education provided for younger students as well.