Formed in 2009, the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other entities that work with children and young people.
YUNGA acts as a gateway for children and youth from around the world to participate in the activities and initiatives of the United Nations. YUNGA seeks to empower children and young people to have a greater role in society, raise awareness and become active agents of change. YUNGA aims to engage young people in activities of key environmental and social concern at both national and international levels.
YUNGA Guernsey is a partnership between organisations in the Bailiwick which offer environmental events to the public.
This includes schools.
Between them they enable young people in the Bailiwick to enjoy, learn and care for our natural environment. Other organisations that don’t hold events but support organisations who do, and have provided endorsement for the scheme are listed below as supporters.
Look at the calendar below to see all the environmental events happening in the Bailiwick.
Beach Cleans, Sour fig pull, nature walk, bird watching, rock pooling and lots more…….
Make your own bug house, make a bird bath, go on a nature walk and lots more………
Clean out the school pond, gardening club, make a nature trail, make a bug hotel, join Eco club and help run an event and lots more……
Both the Guides and Scouts are working with the Clean Earth Trust to look after patches of land. You may have a D of E purpose that would count.
There is no time limit for completing the badge. We hope that you enjoy attending environmental events on the islands in the beautiful Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Young children in primary or infant school can complete this badge with the help of an adult.
If you are a Scouting or Girl Guiding leader you will find the badge on OSM and can get the badges and certificates from the Scout and Guide shop at Rue Maingy
The badges will be sent to schools (or an alternative of your choice if you are home-schooled) to hand out in assemblies etc.
It is an award approved by United Nations and supported by the States for the young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It can be given out in schools in the same way as Eisteddfod certificates are.
Yes, a school pack will be available to download from this site at the launch.
Events will be open or closed. An open event will have a link that takes you to the marketing of the organisation holding the public event. A closed event will simply state that it is happening but provide no other details as that organisation would be giving out the relevant details to their members. Events happening the classroom or whole school can all count.
You will need to contact fragileguernsey and ask if the event can be put onto the calendar. Only events on the central calendar will count towards the badge.
Yes, adults can also help younger children. Each child who is working towards the badge must provide evidence on their google page. This could, however, be the same evidence from each child if they attended the event together. The evidence uploaded can be appropriate to the age and ability of the young person. The reflection at the final stage of the badge must be individual.
The award is open to young people in the Bailiwick under the age of 18. When they register for the award, a responsible adult’s email is also required. Some schools will have their own systems of monitoring this award. The young person will then have an individual google page to upload their evidence and this is shared with the responsible adult. Any email correspondence between the young person and fragileguernsey will also copy in the responsible adult. This individual google page will also list all the information that is held on that young person (from the registration form). When the young person has gained the award, the data will be deleted according to GDPR requirements.
Are there any restrictions on which young people can do the badge?
The award is for all school-aged young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. If the young person is away at boarding school, they will need to attend the events on the calendar which are all in the Bailiwick.
There are plans to increase the number of badges available in the future. Come back and have a look next year!
All you would need to do is to send an email to fragileguernsey with a link to your marketing for the event so it can be added to the central calendar to count for the Biodiversity award. You could also advertise on your marketing that the event will count for the YUNGA Biodiversity badge. Young people are responsible themselves for gathering evidence of attendance.
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Coming Soon in 2023: YUNGAGUERNSEY Pollinators Badge, and Climate Change Badge