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TakingITGlobal joins the world in recognizing International Day for the World’s Indigenous People. Despite their cultural differences, the various groups of indigenous peoples around the world share common difficulties; the recognition of the day seeks to strengthen cooperation and solidarity in solving problems faced by indigenous people worldwide.

Visit our International Day for the World’s Indigenous People page for resources and features to help learn more, and share more.


Today is International day of Indigenous Peoples! 

“The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s  indigenous population.

"Hot Summer" by Marie Burduli, from our Global Gallery. Temperatures in North America and parts of Europe (not London though…) are incredibly warm.

Click-through to visit our Global Gallery and share your art, photos, videos and multimedia of some of the record breaking heat where you find yourself, and what’s being done to beat it… sorry London

The strong Fairtrade sales mean big wins for the farmers and workers trying to make a decent living. Thanks to support from consumers around the world we were able to invest in many business and community projects. And Fairtrade doesn’t only help improve the living standards of producers; the impact also extends to the wider community. Fairtrade consumers are supporting sustainable development across our beautiful continent.
Joseph Ayebazibwe from Mabale Growers Tea Factory in Uganda

Opportunity: Volunteer Spanish Translator

TakingITGlobal seeks a motivated, creative and outgoing young person for the virtual volunteer position of Spanish Volunteer Translator. If you’re interested in youth engagement in an online environment, international research work, gaining experience in online media and working in a high-energy community of young people from around the world, this could be your ideal placement.


VIDEO REPORT : In Tanzania, engaging approaches to primary school improves learning

In 2009, the Government of Tanzania, with technical and financial support from UNICEF, launched a strategy for improving teaching in primary schools. The strategy challenged the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching methods and encouraged a more interactive and participatory learning approach. Since then, thousands of children in Tanzania have benefitted from this new style of teaching, which has increased confidence, self-esteem, curiosity and enjoyment in the classroom. The benefits have been evident across the board – students are more engaged and teachers’ morale has received a boost.

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