Schools in Małopolska for Global South

Nom du partenaire
  • Vocational School Complex in Wieliczka
  • Secondary School of General Education no. 2 in Cracow
  • Secondary School of General Education in School and Educational Unit Complex in Skała
  • Secondary School of General Education no. 8 in Cracow
  • Printing and Media School Complex in Cracow
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Name of establishment / organisation
Fondation Polska Akcja Humanitarna
Contact person
Tadeusz Szczepaniak
ul. Szpitalna 5 lok. 3
00031 Warsaw
Start date and duration of project
01/09/2014 to 30/11/2014
  • High school
Number of pupils, teachers and staff involved
338 students, 71 teachers, 3 trainers/experts
Environment and natural resources, Food, Human rights
Subject areas
Geography, History, Languages, Other
Please specify how the project was carried out

Classroom work, interdisciplinary project (trainings for teachers, workshops for students, e-learning course, student projects: Oxford-style debate, field game, photographic competition, exhibitions, charity action, student presentations in other classes).

Teaching and learning objectives

The main objective of the Project was to make teachers and students aware of the existence of global phenomena and interdependencies, as well as to prepare them to face challenges for the entire humanity - especially in the field of the following 4 subjects: right to food, right to water, right to education and right to humanitarian and development aid.

How did the project originate? What needs does it address?

Polska Akcja Humanitarna (The Polish Humanitarian Action, PAH) has been implementing projects in the field of global education, which enjoy wide interest of teachers and students, for many years. The need to implement such projects results e.g. from the new curriculum, approved by the Ministry of National Education in 2008, which introduces global education content during classes. This obliges teachers to take them into consideration during classes. At the same time, the Project forms a part of educational activities oriented towards raising awareness and understanding global issues and interdependencies in accordance with the Development Cooperation Act and Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme for 2012-2015. According to the research, there is a large need for providing substantive, methodological and training support for teachers.


1. Preparation and conduct of 5 trainings for teachers in 5 schools involved in the Project.
2. Preparation and conduct of 10 workshops for students.  
3. Providing access to e-learning course for teachers. Technical support for persons using the e-learning course.    
4. Preparation and conduct of 5 school actions in the field of global education, involving the majority of school community, as well as local environment. examples of school actions: 
- celebration of World Food Day: presentation: „Dostęp do żywności” (Access to Food) and screening of film: „Prawo do żywności – życzymy Państwu smacznego” (Right to Food - Enjoy Your Meal);
- organisation of Global Education corner, exhibition for the entire school community: „A Ty w co się bawisz?” (And what are you playing ?) - about the situation of students’ peers in the Global South countries;
- organisation of "Dzień żywej reklamy" (Living Ad Day) - action during which students and teachers came to school wearing blue colours, with advertising slogans concerning the problem of access to water stuck on their clothes).


Did your project have a final outcome ?

- class scenarios,
- e-learning course, 
- presentations, e.g.: « Dostęp do żywności » (Access to Food), « Woda nieocenione dobro » (Water - Invaluable Good), »Pomoc humanitarna » (Humanitarian Aid), « Sprawiedliwy Handel » (Fair Trade), 
- exhibition: „A Ty w co się bawisz?” (And what are you playing ?),
- 3 exhibitions concerning the problem of water at: Urząd Gminy (Commune Office) Skała, Gminny Ośrodek Kultury (Commune Cultural Centre), Starostwo Powiatu Krakowskiego (Cracow Poviat Starost's Office), 
- leaflet concerning Global South countries, 
- field game « W drodze do szkoły » (On the Way to School),
- school magazine « Prawo i dostęp do edukacji » (Right and Access to Education),
- posters and exhibition concerning the differences in access to water in different parts of the world, 
- photographic competition,
- « Dzień żywej reklamy » (Living Ad Day) action,
- posters, leaflets, school magazines.


What communications and dissemination strategy was used for the project ?

Cooperation with 5 schools in Małopolska was established. They are new schools which had not cooperated with the Polish Humanitarian Action in the field of global education before. Therefore, the network of schools in Małopolska implementing global education was increased by 5. All schools declared interest in further educational cooperation with the Polish Humanitarian Action. Teachers from these schools pass on the information concerning cooperation with the Polish Humanitarian Action and educational projects of the Foundation.

What outcomes and changes did the project generate ?

Within the framework of the Project, the Polish Humanitarian Action reached 5 new school environments in Małopolska with the message concerning global problems, including mainly the problem of the lack of access to water, food and education, in connection with the subject of crises and humanitarian aid. This contributed to the increase of social awareness and responsibility among students and teachers concerning the above subjects. Cooperation with 5 schools in Małopolska was established. The Project included a number of educational activities addressed to both teachers and students.

What difficulties did you encounter when implementing your project ?

The problem faced during the implementation of the Project was the limited possibility of organising additional, extracurricular workshops for students, related to the necessity of carrying out the teaching programme by teachers.

What factors made it easier to carry out your project ?

The implementation of the Project was facilitated by cooperation with teachers - trained and motivated to implement global education in their schools. Another facilitating factor was the fact that a majority of schools were located in the territory of Cracow, which is the seat of the regional office of the Polish Humanitarian Action.

Which factors are most related to global education ?

The culmination of the Project were the awareness-raising activities carried out by students at schools during the Global Education Week. Partner schools were involved in the Global Education Week and developed interesting and diverse projects, both in terms of content: access to water, access to food, access to education, humanitarian aid, and in terms of form: Oxford-style debate, field game, photographic competition, exhibitions, charity action, student presentation in other classes; the projects were created by students - project leaders, and their recipients were the entire school community and local environment, e.g. visitors, parents, Commune Office.

How did you assess the project ?

During the evaluation, each of the 5 schools participating in the Project prepared a report on the conducted activities. Moreover, after the trainings, the foundation ran a survey among teachers and prepared a collective summary of evaluation surveys for teachers participating in trainings on this basis.

Human rights
Environment and natural resources