A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable. ... Global citizenship helps young people to: Build their own understanding of world events. VOOM Foundation encourages those who are interested in making a difference in the world to get involved with VOOM Foundation or any other organization putting efforts toward change in the underserved and disadvantaged parts of our world.