HELPING to change the world through educating the next generation is the daily focus for Kate Andreo.
For the Caritas Australia global education co-ordinator for resources and partnerships, Ms Andreo works on material that is accessed by teachers to help them better communicate about the world's social and justice issues to school students.
In Launceston for the University of Tasmania faculty of education Global Education Summer School and Professional Learning Conference, Ms Andreo was a guest speaker at the three-day conference, which ended yesterday.
Ms Andreo said that although she worked primarily with Catholic schools through Caritas, all schools were able to access the resources she helps to produce for primary and high school students.
"Part of what we do is that our global education advisers provide professional development, they go to schools and run Just Leadership Days, which is where they get students from year 5 and 9-10 and they talk about what is justice, what is leadership and what's the difference between good leadership and just leadership," Ms Andreo said.
"(It's) just working out ways how they can make a difference in the world. It's not necessarily about fund-raising, it's more focused on learning about global issues and learning about how we can be active global citizens."