Young Global Citizens for Better Global Health

Inspiring children and youth to learn more about global health and how to make a difference

Guide to the Better Global Health and Learning Kit

Are you looking for ways to engage your club or class in global issues? Interested in helping children and youth learn more about global health, especially issues that affect children and mothers?

What is the Better Global Health Learning Kit?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy or childbirth and, in 2012, 6.6 million children died before reaching the age of five. Many of these deaths can be prevented by cost-effective, evidence-based interventions. The DFATD Better Global Health resource kit offers tools that promote learning and engagement in these issues. The tools are targeted at two age groups, elementary school children (ages 6-11) and middle and high school youth (ages 12-18). They are suitable for teachers, students, school clubs, youth groups, and other organizations.

Why should I use the Learning Kit?

The more Canadian children and youth learn about these global health issues around the world, the more engaged they become in working cooperatively and finding solutions that address these issues; they become global citizens. These learning resources can help children and youth approach global issues through their curiosity about the world, inform discussion about differences and similarities between Canada and developing countries, and engage in constructive actions that make a difference.

The resources also support and enrich a variety of curriculum topics as well as a range of interests for school and community clubs and groups: health, children's issues, world issues, geography, vocabulary building, writing, art, and leadership development.

What are the tools in the Learning Kit?

For elementary school children (ages 6-11):

For middle and high school youth (ages 12-18):

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