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1 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village Resource Guide for Education and Development Case Studies for Primary and Middle Year Students June - November 2010

2 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  ECA Global Village works in coordination with over 50 international schools in creating opportunities for involvement with HFHI through GV school builds.  Increasing interest from the international school community in integrating HFHI’s work into the classroom of Primary and Middle year students who do not meet the age requirement to participate on a Habitat GV build.  This has prompted ECA Global Village to formulate a way to support the growing demand for development-based educational materials within schools while increasing participation in both HFHI volunteer and donor activities. Background

3 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  Increasing demand for diversification of educational material addressing international topics within international schools.  How do we best help educate today’s globally minded student? HFHI’s Education Initiative which directly supports the strategic plan for  Brand name awareness throughout Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.  Increase in volunteer and donor base. International schools can present an ideal market. Needs Assessment

4 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  5 main objectives were identified for the creation and implementation of the resource packet. 1.To create a useful classroom resource pertaining to development that is geared towards use within the international school curriculum. 2.To raise awareness about the mission of Habitat for Humanity. This includes the effects of Habitat’s work that reach far beyond poverty housing and provide a strong building block for successful sustainable development. 3.To encourage youth in the primary and middle year school programs to be advocates for sustainable development. 4.To provide an opportunity for Habitat to engage these youth in fundraising activities. 5.To build interest and excitement within the international schools about the Global Village volunteer program.

5 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village THE PROCESS

6 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  HFHI’s previous work on development education: HFH US elementary/middle school lessons and activities HFH Ireland Development Education Programme ECA Service Learning  International school curriculum International Baccalaureate – PYP, MYP, and Diploma Program English National Curriculum  Educator consultant team Andrew Woodman - BISB Anne Russell – American Community School, Abu Dhabi Callie Welstead – International school in Lisbon, and ECIS board member Charlie Franck – Don LeBlanc – Jacques De Sousa – Skagerak International School, Norway General Research

7 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  Other Resources Multilateral development organizations (UNDP, UN HABITAT, & UNICEF) International NGOs (Water Aid, OXFAM etc.) Research Cont…

8 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village  Identified the best method of delivery to be through the provision of HFHI case studies that can be tied to global development issues.  Three target case study themes were identified within the ECA region. 1.Biosand Water Filters in Tajikistan (water and sanitation) 2.Cane Reed Housing in Kyrgyzstan (sustainable building practices) 3.Vulnerable Communities in Macedonia  Future case study themes are to be selected based on the Capital Campaign and PBF.  The outline and layout of the packet would be designed in such a way that other offices (AO or NO) could easily contribute case studies to the education packet. Case Studies

9 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village Packet Layout Introduction Habitat for Humanity International More than just shelter Case Study 1: Access to clean water in Tajikistan The BioSand water filter: Problem, goal, solution Zulkada’s Story Clean water lesson plans Classroom activities: A guide for teachers Fundraising Ideas Appendix 1 – available on CD

10 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village The case studies: Tajikistan: BioSand water filter (Zulkada) Importance of clean drinking water Women’s rights Kyrgyzstan: Cane reed housing (Niyazbek family) Understanding the differences between having a house a having a home. Innovative technology and environmentally friendly housing Macedonia: Microloans for vulnerable communities (Nebija Jonuz) Learning about vulnerable communities

11 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village Lesson plans and activities: Games and activities for younger children: Age 7 – 11 Words and pictures House drawing games Drawing and discussing the idea of community and responsibility Creative writing More project based activities for students: Age 12 – 14 Debates and discussions Group work Persuasive writing Science

12 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village Fundraising: After the story and activities there are a list of fundraising ideas to encourage schools to raise money for the project discussed in the case study. Tajikistan: Water races Themed party Kyrgyzstan: Dinner parties Sponsored camp out Macedonia: Bake sale and debates

13 Habitat for Humanity Europe & Central Asia Global Village What is next …? Feedback More case studies – OVC in Lesotho, Flood Response in Romania


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