What is ChangeMakers?

ChangeMakers is a global citizenship project which gives learners and young people the opportunity to learn and think critically about global issues, before planning and taking appropriate action to create positive change. ChangeMakers is appropriate for all age groups in schools and youth groups and can be an excellent part of supporting the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.

Each year we explore different themes chosen by learners. See the themes below and get in touch with to get your school or youth group involved.

ChangeMakers is funded by the British Council. Find out more in the ChangeMakers Evaluation. 

Teaching packsChangemakers in action

This teaching pack for 14-18 year-old learners develops creativity, problem solving, planning and peer education skills while learning about one of a choice of three global themes. The sessions also support learners to contribute towards positive change.
The pack can be used in full to deliver the Global Challenge element of the Welsh Bac. or any of the workshops can be used independently.

Downloads for Exploring Fairness workshop

Downloads for Refugees workshop

This session explores the topic of refugees, supporting learners to understand the terminology, before having an opportunity to empathise with refugees from individual stories. Learners will analyse evidence to talk about issues relating to refugees and explore how action at a local level can provide refugee support.

Download all Refugee Workshop resources

Downloads for Impact of Mobile Phones workshopImpact of Mobile Phones

This session explores how young people use their mobile phones, before examining the human and environmental impacts of mobile phones, with a particular focus on China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inspirational videos and examples support learners to think about where their phones come from, and how phones can be used for good.

Download all Impact of Mobile Phones workshop resources

Downloads for Global Fashion workshopFashion Changemakers

This session uses the journey of a pair of jeans to explore the human and environmental impact of fashion, from harvesting the crops to washing and wearing. Learners will identify causes, consequences and solutions using a range of problem-solving and analysis tools.

Download all Global Fashion workshop resources

Downloads for Making Change Happen workshopMaking change happen workshop

This session gives an opportunity for learners to plan individual and collective action related to the issues important to them. They also learn about and begin to plan peer learning activities. They will have a chance to see inspirational examples of others making change and reflect on change they have instigated themselves.

Download all Making Change Happen workshop resources