Global Citizenship Education Program to Launch in Armenia

On 10 September, 2016, the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA), in collaboration with the Armenian UN Association (AUNA), is launching the Mission Possible program in Armenia at Yerevan State University, with the support of the Government of the Republic of South Korea, United Nations Academic Impact, and a Korean NGO called Human in Love.

Mission Possible is a global citizenship education program for high school students that applies the values, principles and methods of the United Nations, as well as WFUNA’s and AUNA’s many years of experience in education and youth development. Throughout the program, students will acquire global knowledge and 21st century skills, learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and apply project management tools through student-led projects to address global issues that are also relevant in local Armenian communities. Upon completion, students come to see themselves as “Agents of Change, with the power and skills to contribute positively to the world around them.

For the first cohort of Mission Possible: Armenia, five high schools in Yerevan will participate, engaging 130 students and 14 teachers.

On 10-11 September, the program is launching with an interactive workshop, during which representatives of WFUNA from New York City, South Korea and India will visit Armenia and conduct two days of trainings. Workshop facilitators will also include 10 university students from South Korea who are currently studying education and global citizenship.

The trainings will be delivered in English. All students are welcome to join the program, provided they have excellent knowledge of English. This will facilitate communication in English with other program participants indifferent countries, as intercultural exchange is a core component of the program.

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