New international programme
The Citizenship Foundation has recently completed the first phase of a new international Active Citizens programme led by the British Council.
The Active Citizens programme aims to train and support people from up to 50 different countries to develop their understanding and application of social action for community development. The project - a partnership of the British Council, Citizenship Foundation, British Youth Council and Springboard Consultancy - supports the Council's objectives of global dialogue through developing locally active citizens who then become partners in an international exchange framework, that is both online and in person through exchange visits.
The trial phase of the programme recently involved leaders and facilitators from nine countries meeting in Croydon, followed by training in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The young trainers from partner organisation The Hunger Project in Bangladesh were supported by Andy Thornton and Xenia Davis from the Foundation. Andy also authored the programme's materials for active citizenship and project planning.