Path to Global Citizenship: The Best Programs for You

In our globalized world, students must be ready to overcome the complex challenges of tomorrow as it is no longer enough to know what happens within the four walls of a classroom. At The Global Citizen Education group (TGC), we believe that students need to develop awareness towards the world around them, as such sufficient knowledge, hands on practice and guidance would be essential to the development of youths. In order to fulfill our commitment, TGC provides a wide range of different programs that we believe will be beneficial to the growth of youths such as:


  • Debate

  • Model United Nations

  • Leadership and Service Learning

  • Global Citizenship

  • Public Speaking

  • Drama and Creative Thinking

  • Model ASEAN

  • World Scholars Cup

  • STEM and Innovation

  • Interview Skills and Career Development


Debate

As the world progresses at a faster than ever pace, students need to arm themselves with the ability to look at contentious global issues skeptically. Our Debate program is catered specifically to students from the age of 13 and above, empowering them with tools of:

  • Logical reasoning,

  • Persuasive speech

  • Ability to appreciate diversity in perspectives. 


Model United Nations

Commonly known as MUN, Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the actual United Nations. Through Model UN, students at the age of 13 and above will have the opportunity to be exposed to various sophisticated political concepts as well as to develop holistic skills needed for the 21st century. In general, our MUN programs are specially designed to create a fun and innovative approach towards learning about international relations and diplomacy. 


Leadership and Service Learning

Leadership development is an integral part in the education of youths all over the world, whereas service learning is an approach in which academic skills are applied to community service to address genuine community needs. Our leadership and service learning program trains students from as early as 10 years old to think critically about leadership, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in leadership, and challenges them to think about steps they can take in their schools and communities to demonstrate leadership. 


Global Citizenship

Global citizenship is the idea of knowing one is a part of the world’s community and that one’s actions help build the world’s values and practices. With the world becoming increasingly interconnected and individuals, communities and institutions no longer serve functions and roles with impact limited to their own cities and communities. Through our Global Citizenship Education, students from the age of 10 and up will learn about global social, political, economic and environmental issues through interactive projects. Our global citizenship program provides students with an opportunity to get a better grasp of the world around them so they can smoothly adapt to the transition of the 21st century.


Programs offered under our Global Citizenship program are:

● Global Citizenship

● Sustainability 

● Social Entrepreneurship

● Culture and Heritage


Public Speaking

Public speaking is an art of persuasion that is composed of the ability to speak in front of a crowd confidently as well as being capable of delivering convincing, empathetic speeches. The capacity to persuade and self-express are powerful tools in general no matter what fields they will be in. Our public speaking program aspires to help students from age 10 and above to develop:

  • Confidence when delivering speeches

  • Skills to compose and deliver fluent and substantive speeches 

Ensuring that when they speak, they are indeed heard! 


Drama and Creative Thinking

Through our Drama and Creative Thinking Programs, students are taught to:

  • Think in new and creative ways

  • To adapt and respond to changing stimuli

  • To innovate

Students from age 10 and above will be empowered to make their impact in society. Regardless of the production or the visibility of their role, students benefit from performance opportunities that will help them to develop confidence as well as presentation and communication skills, serving them in their future paths.


Model ASEAN

Similar to MUN, Model ASEAN is also an academic simulation, but Model ASEAN on the other hand simulates the decision making of the ASEAN. Through Model ASEAN, students from the age of 13 and above will be provided with an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the decision-making procedures of ASEAN and problems in the region.


World Scholar’s Cup

The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) is an academic competition like no other. With six subjects (Special Area, History, Art and Music, Social Studies, Literature, Science) and four events (Scholar’s Bowl, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing and Team Debate), WSC motivates students to constantly learn new ideas, discover new strengths, and practice new skills. Our WSC program has seen numerous students from the age of 10 and above qualifying for the Tournaments of Champions round at Yale University. Each year, we help our students excel through the various rounds and ultimately put their skills against the best from around the globe.


STEM and Innovation

In an information-based and technologically advanced society we are living in, education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mechanic (STEM) are seen as highly crucial for adapting to the needs of such a society. Our Innovation & STEM programmes aim to develop the necessary framework for students from as early as the age of 10 to develop problem-solving skills required for innovation and engaging with STEM as a problem-solving tool. 


Interview Skills and Career Development

It is no longer enough to simply do well in the classroom – each student must find the ‘right fit’ with their university. University application varies among different schools and countries, it is no wonder that students often feel lost while beginning to apply for university. The emphasis of the program is on helping students from the age of 16 and above to understand the fundamentals of interviews and how to prepare for them. This includes different approaches to various interview situations and the necessary preparation work including the personal statement, resumes, and interview etiquette.


So now that you’ve read about all of TGC’s programs, which do you think will be the right ones to help you become a global citizen? Talk to us today to start your global citizenship journey!


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