The Together We Can initiative is especially committed to exploring a range of methodologies to capture the voices of children.
One of these approaches is Map Your World.
Map You World is a program that empowers young people to explore issues and ideas that matter to them – to make change in their communities.
Map Your World puts the power of new technologies into the hands of young change agents and enables them to map, track, and improve the health and well-being of their own communities. It also enables them to share their stories of change with each other and with the world.
Map Your World involves a facilitator taking a group or class of students through a number of sessions (highly customised to suit the age, demographic and interests of the students and/or school or club) to:
- explore what their local community looks like (map it)
- identify a local issue/problem that has meaning for them and develop a survey (track it)
- implement survey and reflect on results and possible actions for change (change it)
- connect in with other “mappers” internationally via blog and possibly skype (share it)
For further information about Map Your World the Together We Can Team can be contacted on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or register your interest in Together We Can. At the bottom of the form is a 'Request further information' section for specific enquiries relating to Map Your World.