Yorkshire and Humber Global Schools Association
Promoting a Global Dimension in Education
The Yorkshire and Humber Global Schools Association owes its existence to a national initiative of the Department for International Development (DFID). Through the programme known as ‘Enabling Effective Support’ (EES) the department began for the first time in 2003 to fund regional and country activities across the UK to support the global dimension in education. For the Yorkshire and Humber region our response was to set up the YHGSA.
The YHGSA is a membership organisation with approximately 400 members. Individuals join because they have an interest in global issues and in the challenges facing the education system in embedding teaching about these issues in the curriculum. Members welcome receiving information about the YHGSA’s activities directly to their home or school address and are also keen to help the Association by taking part in consultations and surveys. Membership is free. The first stage is to ask for an Application Pack and to return the application form. Membership will begin officially following the next meeting of the YHGSA Board and members will then receive their membership number.