Empowering people to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges is crucial towards building a more inclusive and peaceful world.
The cold wind of intolerance and nationalism has been blowing across America and Europe in the past few years.
To name just a few: the election of Donald Trump with a populist slogan that supported a protectionist “America First” posture toward the wider world, the rise of Marine Le Pen, the Nationalist front party leader running for president of France who embraces anti-globalization policies, the “Brexit” in the UK, the blossom of populist-nationalism on the far right in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, etc.
More and more people in the developed world believe that each individual country should do what’s best for their sovereignty, rather than helping and maintaining peaceful relationships with other nations through international cooperation.
Terrorist attacks in Europe as well as the flowing stream of refugees, particularly from Syria, offer useful pretexts for anti-immigration policies and regressive sentiments.
This lack of human empathy and hatred for the others is the perfect recipe for war, as history has shown.
There is an urgent need to “empowering people to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world” (UNESCO’s definition for Global Citizenship Education).
Raise awareness on global issues, enable people to identify with the universalities of the human experience, thus increasing their identification with fellow human beings around the world and their sense of responsibility toward them.
- Girl Rising (5 billion+ global media impression through a movie, book and mass-media campaign)
- Every Monday Matters (500,000 students and 60,000 employees touched by CSR programs and school curriculums in the US)
- The Global Citizen (co-curricular camps and debate programs in a dozen of schools in East Asia)
Give young people the resources and mentorship they need to drive social change.
- Ticket4Change (MOOC, trained 40,000 students – 2018)
- Make Sense (platform to collaborate on social projects, 35,000 members of the community – 2018)
Mentoring / Incubation
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES WITH THAT VISION
Organization of academic co-curricular programs such as camps and debate to provide students to teach students about important global issues (environmental preservation, social justice, law, polics, public health) and skills like public speaking, persuasive oratory, diplomacy techniques, independent learning methods, research, writing and many more. The Global Citizen also offers public speaking workshops, coding classes, as well as interview and university admission preparation courses through its subsidiary company the Impressionist.read more