About Us

Aims

Introduction:

Go-Givers has been developed in the belief that our children's education should have its basis in a philosophy of personal responsibility, mutual respect and concern for the world we live in. Its purpose is to create 'Ripples of care across the World' by means of educating children to care for their family and friends and about issues relating to the local, national and global communities.

Aim:

To develop caring, concerned citizens with the confidence and skills to make a difference to their communities, both local and global.

Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of Human rights/Children's rights
  • To cultivate an insight into other people's problems and their causes
  • To inform how resources are allocated through the taxation system and charitable giving.
  • To inspire compassion linked to social and moral responsibility
  • To enhance the skills of communication, and participation in the community.
  • To develop the ability to make choices, set goals and take action.

Attitudes:

  • Respect for other people's views and experience
  • Empathy
  • Care
  • Concern to act fairly
  • Spirit of enquiry
  • A positive view on things

Values:

  • Can prioritise according to Human Rights/Children's Rights
  • Understands what makes a responsible Citizen
  • Acknowledges rights and responsibilities
  • Appreciates ethnic/cultural differences/values/customs

Skills Related to Personal Development:

The ability to:

  • Think critically
  • Creative problem solve (independently or with others)
  • Develop a rational opinion and explain the reasoning behind it.
  • Seek solutions/alternative options
  • Listen and observe
  • Recognise needs
  • Recognise and challenge stereotypes/bias
  • Be aware of disadvantage and changing needs - old age/ illness/ disability
  • Develop positive relationships with a variety of people
  • Share responsibility for group tasks
  • Anticipate and counter negative reaction and rationale
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Make choices and decisions
  • Set goals, plan, organise, promote, implement, evaluate.
  • Recognise their own worth
  • Demonstrate assertiveness, to enable active citizenship, at home, at school and in the community.

Skills for Social Action:

Know how to:

  • Prioritise, plan, complete and evaluate a project.
  • Research, collect information, speak to the appropriate people
  • Organise a petition
  • Manage a meeting
  • Present to a group of people
  • Present an argument, persuade.
  • Negotiate
  • Present materials attractively
  • Take appropriate responsibility for funds.

Knowledge:

  • The nature of communities
  • Children's rights and responsibilities
  • Global interdependence/trade/debt
  • The Welfare State and the role of charities
  • Who makes decisions regarding taxation, how it is spent and the effect this can have on people
  • The nature of political pressure/ power of pressure groups
  • Taxation, saving and pensions.
  • Charitable giving - local and Internationa
  • The National Lottery
  • Institutions which support people in the community.
  • Where individual families can get help
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