Inspiring Purpose – Global Citizens in the Making is a well established character discovery activity for young people 10-16 all over the Commonwealth. We use a special 3-page poster template to engage young people in an educational process involving enhancing their self-knowledge and self-awareness, searching for inspiration and defining their aspirations for the future. More than 300,000 young people have taken part over the last ten years.
The programme was originally designed to support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and was part of Legacy 2014. We are also working with Gold Coast 2018 and intend to continue to work towards Birmingham 2022.
With feedback from teachers and pupils, we have now developed an improved version of the poster template which is more generic and can be used in a wider context outside of the Commonwealth Games.
Inspiring Purpose shares the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter (www.thecommonwealth.org/our-charter) and its commitment to support young people, with a special emphasis on tolerance, respect and understanding, freedom of expression and gender equality within an overall context promoting democracy, human rights, peace, environmental protection and sustainable development.