The World Changers. We Are Changing the World Locally and Responding to Global Problems.
civic activity
City (headquarters):
Voivodeship (headquarters):
01-01-2021 - 15-10-2022
Project cost:
50 000,00 EUR
45 000,00 EUR
Types of activities:
activities to activate local communities (animation), educational activities
Target groups:
activists / community leaders, children, youth, local community

According to the Strategy for the Development of the Łódzkie Voivodeship, people living in this region are not very engaged in social and civic activities, have a low willingness to cooperate, and a low sense of responsibility for their surroundings. From our observations, it is evident that the pandemic period has deepened these social problems. In response, we engaged scouts from the Łódzkie Voivodeship in activities for the benefit of their communities. This group demonstrates above-average social activity and can encourage and involve other residents in local projects through their actions.

We conducted a series of workshops for troop leaders, preparing them to implement educational activities in their groups and troops related to sustainable development, climate change, and the creation of social projects. As part of the implementation of their planned micro-projects, the youth established local partnerships with other active groups. They successfully carried out 250 projects, including initiatives related to ecology (forest cleaning in Artówek), and support for local communities (sewing and distributing masks during the pandemic, organizing collections of necessary items for refugees).
To raise awareness among children and youth about the importance of global issues, we used storytelling as our main method. We shared authentic stories of changemakers from different parts of the world—individuals taking local action in response to global problems. This approach demonstrated that everyone could make a difference, encouraged them to identify areas where change is worth pursuing, and inspired them to take creative action. The project was supported by a handbook for scout leaders, filled with inspiring stories of changemakers, methodological tips, and knowledge necessary for carrying out social projects. We also developed a board game about changemakers, which was distributed to the youngest scouts and older scouts in the Łódzkie Voivodeship (it was also made available online for download and self-printing).

Thanks to these activities, approximately 4,000 residents of the Łódzkie Voivodeship have increased their knowledge of sustainable development and social engagement. Through the conception, preparation, and implementation of mini-projects, members of the Scout District have become aware of their capabilities and have developed a greater sense of agency. They have understood that with enough willingness, everyone can contribute and make a difference.

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