Welcome! We invite you to participate
in the EU-funded project
Makutano Junction: a multi-media approach to effective development education.

Dozens of lanterns in the sky

On 24.09.2015 in the evening dozens of lanterns rose over the sky of Sofia to send messages for a better future of the planet. The event, which was organized in front of the National Theater, is part of a Light the Way global campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. Organizers of the event for Bulgaria are Global Initiative on Psychiatry Sofia; Foundation Gender Education, Research and Technology; United Nation Association and Bulgarian Platform for International ...

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28th March- FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN ESTONIA

On 28th MARCH, the last students event in the Makutano Junction project concluding the 2-year work with teachers and pupils took place in ESTONIA. The attention-grabbing program of the meeting included presentations about the results and outcomes of the Makutano Junction discussions about Millennium Development Goals and the Kenyan educational series-Makutano Junction. These were followed by workshops on MDGs & global and European citizenship. There was also a brain-storming session about challenges for y...

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27th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN KENYA

The “Makutano Junction” project had its grand finale in Kenya on 27th March 2015 in an event that brought together teachers, pupils and some community members to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Halls in Nairobi to view the developed videos as well as share their experience in taking part in the student-made video projects and the entire project. This event also presented an opportunity to award creators of best-ranked videos.
Pupils along with their teachers discussed the Millennium Development Goa...

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27th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN POLAND

On Friday 27th March Poland celebrated the final students event of the Makutano Junction Project in Warsaw. Youth forum “Global education in the eyes of the youth” was attended by around 100 participants-students, teachers and guests from various cities and towns in Poland, who enjoyed great fun and experienced the spirit of global education. The event started with screening of the 12th Episode from the 5thSeries of the Makutano Junction soap and was followed by role play workshops where students a...

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26th March - "GLOBAL FIESTA" - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN BULGARIA

The final students event in Bulgaria: GLOBAL FIESTA, took place on 26 March in the town of Blagoevgrad, starting at 4 pm. There were more than 200 participants - students from different towns with their teachers and local community, including children with special educational needs. After presenting the project's results and elaborating on what practically global education is and why it is important and valuable, the celebrations continued with: - performances by youth dance ensembles who represented vari...

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24th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN CUMBRIA

The student event in Cumbria took place on March 24th in Barrow and was focused around celebrating each school's involvement in MJ and exploring the MDGs and global justice / fairness. In the event the original celebration planned at a central location within Cumbria's 2,500 square miles was re-located to be nearer to those schools who were able to participate. The Theme of the students conference was ‘Our Vision for a Better World’. The day began with an introduction about Makutano Junction incl...

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24th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN SOMERSET

On 24th March four schools in Somerset in UK took part in the pupil workshops: RIGHTS& RESPONSIBILITES FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS concluding the two year Makutano Junction Project. The event was set in the context of ‘British’ Values & perceptions; developing a critical evaluation of global issues and the effect these have an people’s attitudes and outlooks /values and Interdependence; understanding how people, places, economies and environments are linked, and that choices and events can have global impac...

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19th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT IN SKIPTON IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

Hosted by Craven Development Education Centre the meeting for primary schools (Yr5 and Yr6) will take place in Skipton Girls' High School under a name: Makutano student event – Mission Possible and will be based on Resource 9, ‘Development – what’s most important?
The event will sum up the "Makutano Junction" project by bringing a full day of exciting activities in the framework of global learning. Students and teachers will have an opportunity consider what's a good development durin...

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12th March - FINAL STUDENT EVENT/FAIRTRADE FOCUS DAY IN HAMPSHIRE

The final student event taking place in Hampshire is under a title: Mission Possible...The Wealth Factor – Who Wins?

The meeting for primary schools will sum up the two-year long international project "Makutano Junction" bringing a full day of interesting activities and exercises about Kenya and global learning. One of the starting activities a "Kenyan Themed Global Bingo – is an ice breaking game, which engages pupils' social skills and helps them to get some new information about Ma...

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VIDEO CHALLENGE: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY

We invite you to participate in the international competition for the best video or animation project in the topic of global development. Republic of Bulgaria Duration: 17 FEBRUARY-15 MARCH. COMPETITION takes place simultaneously in Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
You can make:
• interviews with your parents, friends, school staff about different issues
• short street reportage from your town or community , showing how people live, what they care about, wha...

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October-November 2014- STUDY VISIT TO KENYA

Karibu!

On 18th October 15 teachers and 4 coordinators from Estonia, Bulgaria and Poland set on a journey to Nairobi to participate in one of the most exciting activities in the Makutano Junction Project - the study visit in Kenya. The participants had an opportunity to experience the diversity of Kenya – the vibrant capital, home to government agencies, businesses, organizations, various educational institutions with two main universities: University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University. Teach...

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Makutano Junction teachers workshops in North Yorkshire

Eleven teachers (including two head teachers) met in the Children’s Centre in Skipton on 18 September to meet Helen Garforth from ‘Just Ideas’, who has been very involved in developing the global learning resources for the Makutano Junction project, and to hear from Caris Kingham from Lothersdale School, who piloted several of the resources with her class last term. Caris brought along some big books her children are using to record their activities and some of the writing they have produced. She me...

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21st September INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

On 21 September The Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon asked combatants to lay down their arms “so all can breathe the air of peace.” He also called on people around the world to observe a minute of silence at noon and reflect on what peace means for the human family.

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19th August- WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

Today we celebrate the WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY. This year a new campaign was launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) under the call "The world needs more humanitarian heroes". The aim is to increase social awareness and to promote values of humanitarian aid all over the world.

Everyone may join the campaign! On www.worldhumanitarianday.org the stories of humanitarian heroes and various aspects of their work are presented. Some stories will be available On YouT...

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25th May- DAY OF AFRICA

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on this day, 25 May, in 1963. It aims to celebrate African unity and culture.

It is one of the important dates in our project calendar. We celebrated Africa Day in Poland during our small groups' meeting by looking back at the achievements and successes of African countries and recognized Africans.

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MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

We launched a campaign about Millennium Development Goals on project's Facebook fanpage:

Millennium Development Goals lie at the heart of Makutano Junction Project. Enormous progress has been made towards achieving MDGs. However, there are big challenges to meeting all of the MDGs targets by the 2015 deadline. We would like to bring you cto increase your understanding of each goal and its aim...

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